University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Lichen Collection

Latest version published by University of British Columbia on Sep 1, 2017 University of British Columbia

With 40,000 lichen specimens catalogued to date, the UBC Herbarium houses one of the largest lichen collections in western North America. We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the collection is very strong on epiphytic lichens, and rather strong on terricolous lichens, especially macrolichens.

Data Records

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How to cite

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University of British Columbia Lichen Collection (UBC). http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/8hh3tyfd. (consulted on [date])

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 628abbe5-dc8d-41e9-a0c7-f05efe282649.  University of British Columbia publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; UBC; University of British Columbia Herbarium; Beaty Biodiversity Museum; Canadensys; Canada; British Columbia; collection; herbarium; specimens; lichen; 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-lichen UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/628abbe5-dc8d-41e9-a0c7-f05efe282649 UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Olivia Lee
Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3344
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Olivia Lee
Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3344
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/

Who filled in the metadata:

Beryl Zhuang
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3344
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Beryl Zhuang
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA (604) 822-3344
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/
Principal Investigator
Jeannette Whitton
Director & Curator, Vascular Plants
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
Olivia Lee
Manager of Bryophyhte, Fungi and Lichen Collections
University of British Columbia Herbarium 3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia CA 604-822-3344
http://www.biodiversity.ubc.ca/museum/herbarium/
Curator
Trevor Goward
Co-Curator of Lichens
University of British Columbia Herbarium
Curator
Curtis Björk
Co-Curator of Lichens
University of British Columbia Herbarium
Publisher
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia

Geographic Coverage

We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the collection is very strong on epiphytic lichens, and rather strong on terricolous lichens, especially macrolichens.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the collection is very strong on epiphytic lichens, and rather strong on terricolous lichens, especially macrolichens.

Kingdom  Lichen (Lichen)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period early 1900s-present

Collection Data

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

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 628abbe5-dc8d-41e9-a0c7-f05efe282649
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=ubc-lichen