Herbarium

Herbarium

open weekdays 8am - 5pm
visitors welcome by appointment
information for visitors

phone: (505) 277-1360
fax: (505) 277-1351
museum administrator


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Herbarium
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
MSC03-2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Phil Tonne
UNM Herbarium
Castetter Hall Room 1480
219 Yale Blvd. NE
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Educational Efforts by the Herbarium

Undergraduate

We employ and provide educational opportunities for undergraduate students each semester. Tim Lowrey, our curator, leads at least five field trips a year for students interested in the flora of the state.

The Herbarium also collaborates with BEMP, the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Phil Tonne, our collection manager, has worked on the vegetation monitoring for this program for 14 years. For several years we’ve worked with undergraduates that want to know more about where we live and the plants and animals that occur in the Rio Grande Bosque.

Classes Taught by our Faculty or Staff

Flora of New Mexico

Economic Botany

Botany of Desire

Tropical Biology

Graduate

We employ and provide botanical opportunities for at least one graduate student per semester thanks to supporting funds from the UNM Biology Department. Tim Lowrey, our curator, leads at least five field trips a year for students interested in the flora of the state.

The Herbarium works closely with the BEMP program. Phil Tonne, our collection manager, has worked on the vegetation monitoring for this program for 14 years. BEMP’s focus is K-Graduate School and provides opportunities for teachers interested in the ecology of our main river. 

herbarium tour
herbarium tour

K-12

The Herbarium works closely with the BEMP program. Phil Tonne, our collection manager, has worked on the vegetation monitoring for this program for 14 years. One of the best parts of working with BEMP is the questions born of pure curiosity that come from students in the field. There’s a certain energy to an outdoor class that brings me back to my own sense of wonder about the world. We connect in different ways outdoors and it’s been an amazing journey interacting in a classroom bounded only by the limits of imagination.

Community

The Herbarium collaborates with local, state and federal agencies. We have started projects and interacted with the public at the Rio Grande Botanic Gardens, as well as on state and federal land (Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and US Fish and Wildlife Preserves). We also work with the BEMP program. Phil Tonne, our collection manager, has worked on the vegetation monitoring for this program for 14 years.