of Biology Herbarium - Texas A&M University
Special Topics Research
Possible BOTN/BIOL 485, or 685 and
BIOL 491 projects directed by TAMU Herbarium faculty:
James L. Manhart and Dr.
Hugh D. Wilson.
1. Floristic Projects (requires BOTN 201, 301 or equivalent):
Collection/identification of vascular plants from designated
sites in Brazos or
adjacent counties or sites further afield selected by the student.
Local sites could include the Texas A&M Campus, Lick Creek Park, Milam
County, the Navasota River floodplain, etc.
2. Botanical Informatics on the World Wide Web (WWW):
For students with no experience in this area, projects,
concordant with on-going WWW work of the Departmental
Herbarium, would involve initial development of a personal WWW
homepage with later extension into work with WWW digital image display
and data expression.
Prior and current BOTN 485 projects include:
For students with prior experience in HTML and other WWW-related
activities, projects would focus on development of both botanical experience
and WWW content creation skills. There are many possible topics to pursue.
These could be linked to on-going work of the Texas
A&M Bioinformatics Working Group and the Flora
of Texas Consortium or new projects associated with either teaching
or research activities.
Tree and Shrub Key (Christine Kirk, 1996)
Dissections (Katie Kam)
of the Apiaceae (Kristin Linoski, 1996)
Art of Winemaking (Michelle Ong)
The Flora of Madison County (Amanda
Neill, 1996 - later a M.S.
The Vascular Plants of Washington-on-the-Brazos State
Susan Skidmore - Summer, 1996 (collection)
Harry - Spring, 1997 (collection)
Judd - Fall, 1997 (collection)
Priest - Spring, 1998 (site
Collections at the TAMU
Cushing Library (Linh
Flora Project (Alex Robinson, Anne Harry, Amanda Neill, Jeremy
Dark, Bharat Mittal)
Lick Creek Park mapping
(Justin Custer, Fall, 1999)
Lick Creek Park Big Trees
(Ryan Keslar, Fall, 2000)
Last update: 14 December 2000. Return
to the, Botany
Botany 620 , TAMU Herbarium,
or the TAMU Bioinformatics
Working Group Homepage.
For more information please contact Dr.
James Manhart or Dr. Hugh