We study the biodiversity of vascular plants, lichens, and fungi from the state of Louisiana and around the world. A permanent reference collection is held within these herbaria that documents historical distributions and biodiversity, providing botanical information to researchers and the public. Our research interests include the study of native and introduced plants and fungi, their ecology and evolution.
We are excited to announce that the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium is rapidly growing in size and significance with the acquisition of the Tulane Herbarium. Approximately 120,000 specimens of vascular plants and bryophytes will be accessioned into the Shirley C. Tucker Herbarium. During this acquisition, collections will be accessible and available for loan requests.
On October 15th, 2015, the herbarium was renamed in honor of Dr. Shirley C. Tucker for her contributions to science and her generous endowment that now supports the herbarium and its plant systematics research. Dr. Tucker is an LSU Boyd Professor emerita whose research spans the fields of floral development, plant systematics, and lichen systematics.