Marcia Moore, Director

(317) 940-8302


Marcia is the Director of the Friesner Herbarium and also served as the Herbarium Assistant and Database Curator for the Herbarium for 29 years. She has worked on a variety of projects including building the Herbarium specimen database, working on the specimen database digital imaging project (available at:, assisting in plant inventory projects for the IndyParks Department,and designing the website for the Herbarium. With previous Director, Dr. Rebecca Dolan, we  developed the Indiana Plant Atlas with assistance from the Butler University Innovation Fund. The Atlas is a customized, web-based, county-level interactive tool that compiles and shares research about Indiana flora with the world, starting with botanical resources from Butler University’s Friesner Herbarium.
The Herbarium specimen databases are also available through the Consortium of Midwest Herbaria, iDigBio (Integrated Digitized Biocollections), and GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility).
A long-time and active member of the Indiana Academy of Science, Marcia was named Fellow of the Academy in 2013, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award in 2019. She also serves on the organizational committee of the Indiana Plant Conservation Alliance.
The Herbarium was recently moved into new state-of-the-art space as part of the Gallahue Hall Sciences Renovation Project. For appointments to see the Herbarium, or other questions relating to the Herbarium, contact Marcia at the email or phone number posted above.