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Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Information compiled by Carol Ann McCormick, August 2012

Jim Conrad

(b. 1947)

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has catalogued approximately 35 specimens collected by Jim Conrad. As databasing of NCU's collection continues additional specimens collected by Conrad will be found and catalogued. All specimens found to date were collected in Kentucky.


Jim Conrad
photo by Eric Chaffee 2012

Conrad holds a B.S. in Biology & Geology and an M.S. in Botany.  Many of the specimens in NCU’s collection date from his work at Missouri Botanical Garden (ca. 1970) on a project with Dr. William Meijer. 

According to his website ( ), Jim Conrad “lives an experimental life, one in which he explores the possibilities of living an enriched existence in which he can contribute to society, but also live a life that is simple, very inexpensive, and relatively easy on the environment.” 


Conrad, Jim (1996)  Discover Nature in the Garden:  Things to Know and Things to Do (Discover Nature Series).  Mechanicsburg, PA:  Stackpole Books. 

Conrad, Jim (1995)  Mexico:  A Hiker’s Guide to Mexico’s Natural History.  Seattle:  Mountaineers.

Conrad, Jim (1992)  The Maya Road. Chalfont St. Peter, United Kingdom:  Bradt.  (in the United States, published in Edison, NJ:  Hunter).

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Last Updated: 28 August 2012