Botanic Garden Intern Claire Nadeau '10

Summer Research Project 2008

Evaluation and Plan for the Future of the Smith College Lepidoptera Collection

Funded by the B. Elizabeth Horner Fund in the Biological Sciences, Summer Research Fellows Program

Review and evaluate Smith's historic collection of preserved butterflies for their potential as a teaching tool and web resource. Inventory of nearly 2500 specimens, some collected as early as 1890. Design digitalization protocol and sample web page for future development. Research on taxonomy, habitat, and conservation status.

Claire Nadeau '10