General Consortium News

  December 1, 2020

UC Riverside’s herbarium is helping create an unprecedented resource for scientists studying how climate change is affecting California’s plants, according to a new article published in Inside UCR.

  January 1, 2020

Extensive changes to all CCH1 webpages will be completed in stages as the new database is created and populated with data from CCH2. When fully updated with new data from CCH2, some search features currently present may be removed temporarily from the website until bugs can be fixed. Any features taken offline or restored will be listed in the Update News section below.

  October 30, 2017

A second paper has been published by the same UC/JEPS team referenced in a previous news item on this page (April 11, 2017), adding phylogenetic methods to the study of diversity and endemism in the California flora. This novel "spatial phylogenetics" approach makes it possible to evaluate biodiversity from an evolutionary standpoint, including discovering significant areas of neo- and paleo-endemism. Read the open-source paper here.

  April 11, 2017

A new study published by a UC/JEPS team uses distributional data from the CCH and other data portals, diversity metrics, and a randomization test, to map biodiversity and endemism for California native vascular plants. These data are available for research use and includes standardized location and collector names that are not yet avaliable on the CCH. Please see summary here, PDF of full paper here, and online version here.

  January 28, 2016

Article describing the value of CCH published in Fremontia

  January 22, 2016

CCH records used in major climate change study on the California Flora

Coverage by Climate Central: Climate Change Is Leaving Native Plants Behind

  February 18, 2015

CCH now serving data from 2 million specimens!

Coverage by CDL: The Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH) has its roots in the California Digital Library (CDL)

Coverage by UCNRS: Digital California plant portal hits 2 million specimens

  November 14, 2014

CCH included in Google Analytics study of plant data websites

  July 7, 2013 UC Riverside’s herbarium is helping create an unprecedented resource for scientists studying how climate change is affecting California’s plants.

Article in Chico Statements about innovative operation of Chico Herbarium

  May 3, 2012

Newspaper article about HSU's digitization effort

  June 24, 2008

Botanical refugees: Climate change paper using Consortium data published in PLOS ONE

  September 5, 2008

Botanizing California: A visualization of the history of California botanical collection from the Spatial History group at Stanford using CCH data

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