Research and Teaching
The herbarium is integral to a range of teaching and research activities and formed the basis for Flora Europaea and recently the Checklist Flora of Morocco.
At undergraduate level the main use is to provide reference material for Honours projects both as a raw data source (specimen based projects) through to identification aids to field based project where plant meterial is the main or a secondary element of the research; plant pollinator studies for instance.
At MSc level the herbarium plays a vital supporting role in the gaining of key identification skills. For research students and staff the herbarium provides both the raw material for research (specimens and a specialist library), the means by which herbarium loan requests can be made internationally and a secure repository for research voucher specimens.