Brock University Herbarium (BU)

Latest version published by Brock University on Feb 15, 2016 Brock University

Brock is a publicly funded university located in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada. Its location along the Niagara Escarpment grants it a special position within a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Niagara region is special as it represents one of the last regions in Canada where the Carolinian ecosystem can be found and where many specie at risk are present. Unfortunately, for various reasons, the region has been the target of few intensive biodiversity studies with specimen collections. The university, along with several local organizations, envisions itself as a leader in improving our understanding of plant diversity in the region and therefore aims at becoming the official specimen depository for the region. The establishment and registration of our herbarium, which includes collections dating back to the 1930’s, is an important step to engaging the international community. This will allow improving the knowledge of the area and exchange with other institutions that may have studied in the region. It is also a collaborative effort with other local organizations that believe this initiative timely considering new conservation projects such as those of the Niagara Land Trust.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 100 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.

Downloads

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Versions

The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.

How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Brock University Herbarium (MT) from Brock University. http://doi.org/10.5886/6tff2h49 (accessed on [date]).

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Brock University. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1672a8ae-1e9c-4620-8314-a6da5202eb4e.  Brock University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen; BU; Brock University Herbarium; Canadensys; Canada; collection; herbarium; specimens

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Canadensys Explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/bu-specimens UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/1672a8ae-1e9c-4620-8314-a6da5202eb4e UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Heather VanVolkenburg
Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way L2S 3A1 St. Catherines Ontario CA 1-905-933-4223

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Liette Vasseur
Full Professor
Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way L2S 3A1 St. Catherines Ontario CA 1-905-688-5550 Ext. 4023

Who filled in the metadata:

Heather VanVolkenburg
Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way L2S 3A1 St. Catherines Ontario CA 1-905-933-4223

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Liette Vasseur
Full Professor
Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way L2S 3A1 St. Catherines Ontario CA 1-905-905.688.5550 Ext. 4023
Processor
Heather VanVolkenburg
Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way L2S 3A1 St. Catherines Ontario CA 1-905-933-4223
User
Heather VanVolkenburg
Brock University 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way L2S 3A1 St. Catherines Ontario CA 1-905-933-4223
Publisher
Brock University
Brock University

Geographic Coverage

Collection presently includes vouchers from Canada, Iceland, as well as the Northeastern and the Midwestern United States.

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.71, -144.12], North East [83.88, -13.03]

Temporal Coverage

Start Date 1936-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Revitalization and Digitization of the Brock University Herbarium

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Liette Vasseur

Collection Data

Collection Name Brock University Herbarium
Collection Identifier http://www.gbif.org/publisher/b35e2d16-5a39-486f-82ee-61662e45c665
Parent Collection Identifier Not applicable
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers http://doi.org/10.5886/6tff2h49
1672a8ae-1e9c-4620-8314-a6da5202eb4e
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=bu-specimens