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A focus on fungi

In the News: Conflict in the canopy as human and climate factors drive liana dominance over trees

According to Robyn Burnham, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Michigan in the U.S., lianas bring a host of benefits to local ecosystems.


The University of Michigan Herbarium is home to some of the finest botanical collections in the world. The 1.7 million specimens of vascular plants, algae, bryophytes, fungi, and lichens combined with the expertise of the faculty-curators, students, and staff provide a world-class facility for teaching and research in systematic biology and biodiversity studies.

Photo credit: R.W. Smith

Linum perenne - Sandy or gravelly disturbed ground. Native in Europe, rarely escaped in our area.  Learn More