Pacific Herbaria Data Portal
Supports the enhancement of research cyberinfrastructure within the Pacific Islands for implementing shared data hosting of plant specimens.
Hawaii Seed Bank
Our initiative will begin first with collecting seed of common endemic plant species on Oʻahu, and expand to other islands over the next 5 years.
Why Collections Matter?
Making herbaria data and images of plant specimens available on the web from our partners throughout the Pacific islands
In 2016, the UH Arboretum became an officially registered and accredited Arboretum through ArbNet. However, it was over a century ago, that the University...
The Hawaiian Islands are the most distant from any other land mass on earth. Because of this geography, their flora and fauna have evolved...
Hawai'i has a rather sparse funga but what Hawai'i lacks in diversity and abundance, it makes up for in beauty and uniqueness. The few...
The Hawaiian Islands are well known for having one of the highest documented percentages of endemic plants in the world. Hawaiian ferns and lycophytes...
A subtropical region, Hawaii has a year-round warm climate and soil heavy with volcanic ash - two elements that play a role in the...
Our checklist of Hawaiian mosses begins where its predecessor — the checklist compiled by Hoe (1974) — left off, and updates that document by...
Seventy million years ago, the first Hawaiian Islands emerged from the Pacific Ocean. Then as now, Hawai‘i was the world’s most isolated archipelago. For...
Since 1992, the University of Hawaii has been collecting and extracting DNA from native Hawaiian plants. This has culminated in the production of the...
- IUCN World Conservation Congress, Honolulu, Hawaii: Sept 1-10, 2016
- Herbarium records are reliable source of phenological change driven by climate change
- Identification of animals and plants is an essential skill set
- SPNHC 2016 Call for Abstracts from iDigBio and SCNet
- A Matter of Life and Death: Natural science collections: why keep them and why fund them?
- Scientific Collections: Mission-Critical Infrastructure for Federal Science Agencies
Specimen Boot Camp
Documenting plants on your campus
specimen databasing and imaging