One of the many reasons that herbaria are so useful is that they serve as the storehouse of scientific data relating to plants. Each herbarium specimen represents a known (vouchered) record of a plant species as having grown in a particular location at a specific point in time. These records are not only useful to taxonomic research, but also to research in the fields of ethnobotany, climate change, food security, conservation biology, and much more. Any time that a scientific research article is published on plants, the specimen reference number (voucher number) is required to be included in the publication, along with the name of the herbarium where the specimens are stored. Here is a list of scientific articles that report specimens deposited at the Emory University Herbarium:

Burbanck, M. P. and R. B. Platt. 1964. Granite outcrop communities of the Piedmont Plateau in Georgia. Ecology 45 (2): 292 – 306.

Eyles, D. E. (1941) A photosociological study of the Castalia-Myriophyllum community of Georgia coastal plain boggy Ponds, American Midland Naturalist 26, 421-438.

Eyles, D. E. and J. L. Robertson. 1944. A Guide and Key to the Aquatic Plants of the S.E. United States. US Public Health Service. Washington, D. C.

Eyles, D. E. 1963. A Guide and Key to the Aquatic Plants of the Southeastern United States. Public Health Bulletin 286: 1 – 151.

Hobby, G., C. L. Quave, K. Nelson, C. Compadre, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. (2012) Quercus cerris extracts limit Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formationJournal of Ethnopharmacology. 144(3): 812-815

Jiang, S. and C.L. Quave. (2013). A comparison of traditional food and health strategies among Taiwanese and Chinese immigrants in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:61. doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-61

Murdy, W.H. and M.E.B. Carter. 2000. Guide to the Plants of Granite Rock Outcrops. University of Georgia Press.

Quave, C.L. and A. Pieroni. (2005). Ritual healing in Arbëreshë Albanian and Italian communities of Lucania, southern Italy. Journal of Folklore Research 42(1): 57-97.

Quave, C.L. (2008). An ethnopharmacological approach to multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Evaluation of medicinal plants used in the traditional healing of skin disease. Doctoral Dissertation. Florida International University.

Quave, C.L., A. Pieroni, and B.C. Bennett (2008) Dermatological remedies in the traditional pharmacopoeia of Vulture-Alto Bradano, inland southern Italy. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 4:5. doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-4-5

Quave, C.L., L.R.W. Plano, T. Pantuso, and B.C. Bennett (2008). Effects of extracts from Italian medicinal plants on planktonic growth, biofilm formation and adherence in MRSA. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 118: 418-428. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.05.005

Quave, C.L., L.R.W. Plano, and B.C. Bennett (2010) Quorum sensing inhibitors for Staphylococcus aureus from Italian medicinal plants. Planta Medica, 76: 1-8. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1250145

Quave, C.L., M.E. Carmona, C.M. Compadre, G. Hobby, H. Hendrickson, K. Beenken, and M.S. Smeltzer. (2012). Ellagic acid derivatives from Rubus ulmifolius inhibit Staphylococcus aureus biofilm formation and improve response to antibiotics. PLoS ONE. 7(1): e28737. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028737

Shure, D. J., and Ragsdale, H. L. (1977) Patterns of Primary Succession on Granite Outcrop Surfaces, Ecology 58, 993 – 1006.

Talekar, S.J., S. Chochua, K. Nelson, K.P. Klugman, C.L. Quave and J.E. Vidal (2014). 220D-F2 from Rubus ulmifolius kills Streptococcus pneumoniae planktonic cells and pneumococcal biofilms. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97314. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097314

Thorne, R. F. 1949. The Flora of Southwestern Georgia. Ph.D. Thesis. Cornell University. Ithaca, NY.