CNH 2009 Meeting


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CNH 2009 will be held on June 8 & 9 (Monday & Tuesday) at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Our hosts are Chris Neefus and Janet Sullivan. Beyond paying for transportation and lodging costs, there is no fee to attend this meeting.

Meeting Location

The Monday morning meeting will convene in the Spaulding/Rudman complex on the UNH campus. This is a short walk from the New England Center Hotel, Visitor Parking lot, Durham train station, and downtown Durham. Campus maps are available at


The meeting will begin with continental breakfast at 8:15 AM in Rudman Hall room G89-90 (that is at the end of the building closest to College Rd.); all of Monday’s sessions will be held in that room, as well. As a reminder – lunch will be provided both days and a buffet dinner is scheduled for Monday. Our after-dinner speaker will be Richard Primack: “Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord: With an Emphasis on Historical Records.” Tuesday’s sessions are scheduled to end by about 4 PM.

June 8

Presentations and discussions on Monday are devoted largely to issues related to the Consortium and regional herbaria.
Welcome, overview, progress to date, and mention of regional activities.
Presentations by regional herbaria.
Discussion session: what do members want from consortium & strategies to get there.

Presentation and discussion of proposed governance structure.
Funding opportunities.
Presentation on CANADENSYS network.

Talk by Richard Primack (Boston U.): "Climate change comes to Thoreau's Concord: With an emphasis on historical records."

June 9

Activities on Tuesday are devoted to biodiversity informatics demonstrations and workshops.
Morning Sessions
Session 1: Demo of GBIF Integrated Publishing Toolkit (IPT). HUH or GBIF representative.
Session 2: Specimen imaging. Néstor D. Pérez-Molière (NYBG).

Afternoon Sessions
Session 1: Georeferencing. Reed Beaman (UF).
Session 2: Specify 6. Andrew Bentley (KU).


Meals will be provided for all registered participants (continental breakfast and lunch both days, as well as a buffet dinner Monday evening). The buffet dinner is limited to 50. Special dietary requests can be made via the registration form.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the New England Center Hotel for Sunday and Monday nights, June 7 & 8. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the Spaulding/Rudman building complex, Durham train station, and Downtown Durham. The room rate is $99.00 (plus 8% NH tax), single/double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling 800-590-4334 and indicating that your are a participant in the Northeast Herbarium Consortium Meeting. In order to ensure a room, your reservation should be made before May 7. Other accommodations in Durham include The Pines Guest House (, Hickory Pond Inn (, Three Chimneys Inn (, and Holiday Inn Express. In addition, there are many hotels in the nearby cities of Dover and Portsmouth.


Durham is accessible by car, bus, train, and plane/shuttle. Detailed directions and links to service providers are available at Parking on campus is free for those staying at the New England Center Hotel. For other participants with cars, information on visitor parking permits is available at

Questions? Email Janet Sullivan.