Description

The Freshwater Invertebrate Collection is an active resource in ecology and systematics representing Alberta and Western Canada. The specimens (more than 5000 lots) are used as vouchers and to assess ecological change, and the collection provides the foundation for researchers studying bodies of water that have undergone major transformations. Faculty and graduate students working on rivers, streams and lakes continue to add to the collection.

The collection was established in 1963 and ceased acquisitions in present.

Taxonomic range

Kingdoms covered include: Animalia.

Geographic range

North America, Canada, United States, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories

The western most extent of the collection is: -143.950000°

The eastern most extent of the collection is: -50.100000°

The northern most extent of the collection is: 70.210000°

The southern most extent of the collection is: 32.960000°

Number of specimens in the collection

The estimated number of specimens in the University of Alberta Freshwater Invertebrate Collection is 5,000.

Of these 4,551 are databased. This represents 91.0 % of the collection.

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Usage statistics

Metadata last updated on 2017-09-30 00:02:03.0

Digitised records available through the Atlas

The University of Alberta Freshwater Invertebrate Collection has an estimated 5,000 specimens.
The collection has databased 91.0 % of these (4,551 records).

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