February 2018

by Kristie, David

A Changing of the Guard in the E.C. Smith Herbarium

Hidden away on the lower floor of the K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre is one of crown jewels of the Irving Biodiversity Collection, the E.C. Smith Herbarium. The Herbarium was established in 1910, and is the largest in Atlantic Canada with over 200,000 specimens of vascular plants, mosses, lichens and fungi. The Herbarium houses the most extensive collection of Atlantic Provinces flora found anywhere, and is used both as a teaching resource at Acadia, and a research resource by researchers from around the world.

We are extremely pleased to welcome Alain Belliveau to Acadia as the new Collections Manager (curator) of the Herbarium.

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