Marion Agnes Ayre Herbarium (NFLD)

Latest version published by Memorial University of Newfoundland on Jan 6, 2017 Memorial University of Newfoundland

This collection contains approximately 60,000 bryophyte specimens, representing the most complete collection for Newfoundland and Labrador, and ranking within the top five bryophyte collections in Canada. The collection also contains approximately 40,000 vascular plant specimens, of which over 90% were collected in Newfoundland and Labrador. It houses the original collections of earlier plant explorers in the province like Agnes Ayres and Earnest Rouleau, who founded the herbarium with the sponsorship of the NL Government in the late 1940’s to early 1950’s

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 1,769 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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Data as a DwC-A file download 1,769 records in English (188 KB) - Update frequency: irregular
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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:

Roncal J (2016): Marion Agnes Ayre Herbarium (NFLD). v1.1. Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dataset/Occurrence. http://doi.org/10.5886/qi7bks

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Memorial University of Newfoundland. 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: cd4cd181-ae56-4595-8c80-d4311654ad03.  Memorial University of Newfoundland publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence records; herbarium specimens; Newfoundland and Labrador; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Julissa Roncal
Assistant Professor and Curator
Memorial University of Newfoundland 232 Elizabeth Avenue A1B 3X9 St. John's NL CA 1 709 864 2241
https://julissaroncal.wordpress.com/about-me-2/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Julissa Roncal
Assistant Professor and Curator
Memorial University of Newfoundland 232 Elizabeth Avenue A1B 3X9 St. John's NL CA 1 709 864 2241
https://julissaroncal.wordpress.com/about-me-2/

Who filled in the metadata:

Olivier Norvez
Research Officer
Centre sur la Biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est H1X 2B2 Montreal QC CA 1 514 343 2142
http://canadensys.net/

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Olivier Norvez
Research Officer
Centre sur la Biodiversité de l'Université de Montréal 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est H1X 2B2 Montreal QC CA
http://www.canadensys.net/

Geographic Coverage

Most specimens were collected in Canada

Bounding Coordinates South West [42.27, -142.36], North East [71.03, -42.73]

Taxonomic Coverage

Betulaceae and Ericaceae

Family  Ericaceae,  Betulaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1882-01-01 / 2016-11-14

Sampling Methods

Data is manually digitized as text from specimen labels into the Symbiota Portal administered by the Consortium of North Eastern Herbaria. Specimens are not always georeferenced. Specimens are given an identification by the collector in the field, and sometimes these identifications are revised by experts. Scientific names and authors are verified in the Symbiota portal.

Study Extent Digitization of vascular plant specimens from the Marion Agnes Ayre Herbarium (NFLD)
Quality Control A visual quality control of the data is conducted for every batch of specimens entered. Specimens are validated before data-basing to ensure identification accuracy.

Method step description:

  1. Examine specimen and annotation labels. New barcode accession numbers were assigned to every specimen (starting with NFLD000001)

Collection Data

Collection Name Marion Agnes Ayre Herbarium
Collection Identifier NFLD
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Purpose Supports research and teaching activities at Memorial University of Newfoundland. The resource is also available to the local government, the private industry sector and the general public.
Alternative Identifiers doi:10.5886/qi7bks
cd4cd181-ae56-4595-8c80-d4311654ad03
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=nfld-specimens