University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Algae Collection

Latest version published by University of British Columbia on Sep 8, 2017 University of British Columbia

This dataset includes all digitized algae in the UBC collection, encompassing approximately 80% of the collection. During the course of Robert Scagel’s academic career (1952-1986) and assisted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows carrying out research on benthic marine algae, Scagel oversaw the expansion of the Phycological Herbarium to its present size of over 67,000 specimens. During this period, with support from U.B.C., the National Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Defence Research Board of Canada, the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, the Provincial Fisheries Department, the B.C. Research Council and the National Science Foundation (U.S.), collecting activities were carried out all along the Pacific Coast from central California to Alaska, including the Aleutian Islands as far west as Attu Island. Collections from these surveys were deposited in the Phycological Collection at U.B.C. The Alaska representation in the Phycological Collection has been significantly augmented since 1986 by donations from Sandra Lindstrom.

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 74,864 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 74,864 records in English (5 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (15 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (10 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:

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC). http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/ujwtvvs2. (consulted on [date])

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of British Columbia. 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: 90302970-1bc6-4865-be76-9aef1dd707f9.  University of British Columbia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

UBC; University of British Columbia Herbarium; Beaty Biodiversity Museum; Canadensys; Canada; British Columbia; collection; herbarium; specimens; algae; Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

UBC Herbarium Databaseshttp://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/database.html UTF-8 HTML
Canadensys explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/ubc-algae-specimens UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/90302970-1bc6-4865-be76-9aef1dd707f9 UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740

Who filled in the metadata:

Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740

Who else was associated with the resource:

Principal Investigator
Jeannette Whitton
Director
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
http://www.botany.ubc.ca/people/jwhitton.html
Custodian Steward
Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-9740
Principal Investigator
Michael Hawkes
Curator, Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
http://www.botany.ubc.ca/people/hawkes.html
Principal Investigator
Sandra Lindstrom
Curator, Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
Principal Investigator
Patrick Martone
Curator, Coralline Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA
http://www.botany.ubc.ca/martone/
Publisher
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia 2329 West Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA

Geographic Coverage

The strength of the U.B.C. Phycological Collection is primarily in the northeast Pacific, where its holdings represent the most comprehensive of any Herbarium. In addition, smaller collections made UBC Botanists in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Mauritius, East Africa and Japan and frequent exchanges with other institutions have expanded the geographic breadth of the Collection.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The algal collection is composed of mainly macroscopic algae, with significant representation of seaweeds of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. The collection also includes packages of organisms such as diatoms, dinoflagellates, and water moulds. Some blue-green algae are also represented.

Phylum  Chlorophyta,  Cyanobacteria,  Euglenozoa,  Myzozoa,  Ochrophyta,  Oomycota,  Rhodophyta

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period mid 1800s-present

Collection Data

Collection Name University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Algae Collection
Collection Identifier UBC
Parent Collection Identifier UBC
Specimen preservation methods Mounted

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 90302970-1bc6-4865-be76-9aef1dd707f9
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=ubc-algae-specimens