University of Manitoba Herbarium (WIN) - Vascular Plant Collection

Latest version published by University of Manitoba on Dec 6, 2017 University of Manitoba

Founded in 1907, the Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences (WIN) houses the most extensive and broadly representative collection of plants in Manitoba, approximately 75,000 vascular plants. There is also a reference seed collection. Many of the specimens represent vouchers for various floristic, environmental, and ecological studies carried out by present and former members of the Department and the broader scientific community. The collections have played an important role in the development of such publications as Budd’s Flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces and Scoggan’s Flora of Manitoba and Flora of Canada. They also provide an important reference source for floristic and vegetation studies within the province. Most recently the collections have been used as a source of genetic material for a number of molecular phylogenetic studies, especially those on the systematics of Carex for documenting the distribution and ecology of Manitoba’s rare and endangered plants species, and for providing distributional and taxonomic information for the Flora of North America Project. This dataset represents the digitized vascular plant specimens collected in Manitoba.

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 22,683 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 22,683 records in English (2 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (10 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (9 KB)

Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

University of Manitoba Herbarium (WIN) from University of Manitoba. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/2fva5p4r (accessed on [date])

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Manitoba. 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: b22b10e7-86da-4b80-8f49-f3f958a2463d.  University of Manitoba publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

WIN; University of Manitoba Herbarium; University of Manitoba; Canadensys; Canada; Manitoba; collection; herbarium; specimens; vascular plants; Occurrence; Specimen

External data

The resource data is also available in other formats

Canadensys explorerhttp://data.canadensys.net/explorer/en/resources/win-vascular-specimens UTF-8 HTML
GBIF data portalhttp://www.gbif.org/dataset/b22b10e7-86da-4b80-8f49-f3f958a2463d UTF-8 HTML

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bruce Ford
Professor and Curator
University of Manitoba 433 Buller building R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba CA 1-204-474-6994
http://bruceford.weebly.com/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bruce Ford
Professor and Curator
University of Manitoba 433 Buller building R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba CA 1-204-474-6994
http://bruceford.weebly.com/

Who filled in the metadata:

Bruce Ford
Professor and Curator
University of Manitoba 433 Buller building R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba CA 1-204-474-6994
http://bruceford.weebly.com/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Diana Sawatzky
Assistant Curator
University of Manitoba 426 Buller Building R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba CA 1-204-474-9208
http://winherbarium.weebly.com/
Publisher
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba 66 Chancellors Circle R3T 2N2 Winnipeg Manitoba CA

Geographic Coverage

The dataset represents vascular plant specimens collected in Manitoba.

Bounding Coordinates South West [48.99, -102], North East [60.02, -88.81]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset represents vascular plant specimens collected in Manitoba.

Kingdom  Plantae (Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period mid 1800s-present

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Manitoba Herbarium
Collection Identifier WIN
Parent Collection Identifier WIN
Specimen preservation methods Mounted
Curatorial Units Count 75,000 +/- 1,000 Herbarium sheets/records

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers b22b10e7-86da-4b80-8f49-f3f958a2463d
http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/2fva5p4r
http://data.canadensys.net/ipt/resource?r=win-vascular-specimens