Phil Tonne – New UNM Herbarium Collections Manager

For the last ~20 years Jane Mygatt was the Collections Manager at the UNM Herbarium. Many of us worked with Jane and enjoyed her professionalism and botanical expertise. Tim Lowrey credited her work as a major reason that the Herbarium has been so successful. Jane retired in Dec. 2010 and is sorely missed.

Thankfully, Phil Tonne accepted the position of Senior Collections Manager at the UNM Herbarium. In his new role, which began April 1st, Tonne is the Herbarium’s liaison to the public and the science community.

Maya Kapoor, editor of the Albuquerque Chapter Newsletter, recently wrote an excellent article about Phil Tonne you can read here . Please take the opportunity to welcome Phil and let him know how much the NM Native Plant Society values the UNM Herbarium. Tim Lowrey recently reminded us that the Herbarium database has been updated and has many new and corrected records added. Check it out at