McGill University Herbarium Database

Latest version published by McGill University on Mar 30, 2017 McGill University

THe McGill University Herbarium currently comprises about 140,000 sheets, including specimens from the McGill College and Macdonald College Herbaria. It was founded in 1860 with the gift of 500 specimens collected by Dr. A.F. Holmes in Montreal in the early 1820's and is rich in 19th century collections from North America. More recent collections from Quebec, Ontario, and the circumpolar Arctic, including Greenland and Siberia, form the core of the collection. A large collection of Cyperaceae, especially temperate and arctic Carex worldwide, serve as vouchers for DNA sequence data. The database includes about 20,000 records currently digitized from the McGill University Herbarium.

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 20,136 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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 20,136 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: as needed
Metadata as an EML file download in English (23 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 KB)

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:

Waterway M, Martins K, Larocque G (2016): McGill University Herbarium Database. v2.0. McGill University. Dataset/Occurrence. http://doi.org/10.5886/srzbj7

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is McGill 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: 55a29b7c-9cb3-4721-b1e3-40561c955e21.  McGill University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Carex; Herbarium; MTMG; Arctic; Cyperaceae; Plantae; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Marcia Waterway
Associate Professor (retired)
McGill University Herbarium Plant Science Dept., 21,111 Lakeshore Road H9X 3V9 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Quebec CA 5147577864
Kyle Martins
Database manager
McGill University Herbarium 21,111 Lakeshore Road H9X 3V9 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Quebec CA 5149727891
Guillaume Larocque
Research Professional
Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences Biology Dept., McGill, 1205 ave Dr. Penfield H3A 1B1 Montreal Quebec CA 5143878719
http://qcbs.ca/resources/research-professionals/research-professional-guillaume-larocque-phd/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Marcia Waterway
Associate Professor (retired)
McGill University Herbarium Plant Science Dept., 21,111 Lakeshore Road H9X 3V9 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Quebec CA 5147577864
Guillaume Larocque
Research Professional
Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Sciences BIology Dept., McGill, 1205 ave Dr. Penfield H3A 1B1 Montreal Quebec CA 5143988719
http://qcbs.ca/resources/research-professionals/research-professional-guillaume-larocque-phd/

Who filled in the metadata:

Marcia Waterway
Associate Professor (retired)
McGill University Herbarium Plant Science Dept., 21,111 Lakeshore Road H9X 3V9 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Quebec CA 5147577864

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Valerie Gravel
Interim Curator
McGill University Herbarium 21,111 Lakeshore Road H9X 3V9 Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue Quebec CA 5143988132
http://www.mcgill.ca/plant/faculty/gravel/

Geographic Coverage

The range encompassed is global but the majority of specimens are from Canada (especially QC), the United States, Greenland and Siberia

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

The most well represented families in the dataset include 1) Cyperaceae, 2) Lamiaceae and 3) Liliaceae.

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1820-01-01 / 2016-01-01

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/srzbj7
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=mtmg-specimens