Liriodendron tulipifera flower

The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium

Jason Hollinger
(b. 1973 )

Information compiled in May 2011 by Carol Ann McCormick,
Assistant Curator of the University of North Carolina Herbarium

The University of North Carolina Herbarium has several vascular plant specimens and about 300 lichen specimens collected by Jason Hollinger.While most of Hollingerís specimens are from Canada (mostly British Columbia and Alberta), he has also collected lichens in Arkansas, California, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas. In addition to NCU, Hollinger deposits his specimens in NY and UBC.

Hollinger grew up in rural Maryland, and after receiving a B.A. in physics & mathematics from California Institute of Technology, he worked as a programmer for the finance industry.He now lives in North Carolina and focuses his energies on the natural world and on lichens in particular.

Hollinger works closely with Trevor Goward in British Columbia, Canada and a few other lichenologists on a wide variety of projects from studying biogeography of western lichens to developing web resources for biologists.One of their collaborative efforts is Ways of EnLICHENment, a website on lichens of Northwest North America.

Hollinger is one of the primary developers of the Mushroom Observers website.

Portrait of Juliet Fauntleroy
Jason Hollinger, 2008

Photo by Tim Wheeler

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University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
fax: (919) 962-6930

Last Updated: 6 May 2011