Facilities and Special Equipment
The University of Notre Dame Museum of Biodiversity and Greene-Nieuwland Herbarium contain over 650,000 specimens (including 280,000 herbarium specimens) housed in a modern, secure, environmentally-controlled 3,900 sq. ft. facility that was constructed in 2006. It has compacted storage, a plant drying cabinet, two freezers, and two 4-ft fume hoods. The museum maintains specialized equipment for specimen image capture, data recording, and label and barcode printing including a 20 megapixel Canon EOS 6D camera mounted on an OR-Tech Photo-E-Box Plus 1419 (NYBG modified) digital imaging station, a Leica S8APO stereo-microscope with motorized Z-axis control, 8GB digital camera, and LAS montage software, a HerbScan herbarium specimen image capture system with a high-resolution 18" x 24" Epson scanner, a HP 3800n color laser printer, HP 4050 and 4250 laser printers, Datamax label/barcode printers, wired and wireless barcode readers. The museum library holdings include a large reprint collection and over 4000 taxonomic reference books and monographs. The University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library Department of Special Collections houses the Edward Lee Greene library of over 3000 rare botanical works including pre-Linnean volumes. Access to the museum is by controlled key-card and the security system, which is continuously monitored by the Notre Dame Security Police department, includes door, glass-break, and motion detection sensors.
Leica Stereomicroscope Imaging System
ORTeck Photo-e-Box Plus Imaging System