Michigan State University Herbarium Lichens
Latest version published by Michigan State University Herbarium on 1 December 2020 Michigan State University Herbarium

The lichen collection of the Michigan State University Herbarium (MSC) totals over 150,000 accessioned specimens from many regions of the world. The herbarium maintains over 10,000 exsiccati specimens, many of which are not otherwise available in North America. This extensive collection was assembled largely through the efforts of Dr. Henry A. Imshaug, the curator of the Cryptogamic Herbarium from 1958-1990.

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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 116,417 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.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Prather L A (2020): Michigan State University Herbarium Lichens. v6.3. Michigan State University Herbarium. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.15468/mym4z7

Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Michigan State University Herbarium. 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: 84797ee6-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a.  Michigan State University Herbarium publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by U.S. Geological Survey.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

L Alan Prather
Director
Michigan State University Herbarium
Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166
48824 East Lansing
MI
US
+01 517-355-4695
https://herbarium.natsci.msu.edu/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

L Alan Prather
Director
Michigan State University Herbarium
Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166
48824 East Lansing
MI
US
+01 517-355-4695
https://herbarium.natsci.msu.edu/

Who filled in the metadata:

Matthew T Chansler
Collections Manager
Michigan State University Herbarium
Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166
48824 East Lansing
MI
US
+01 517-355-4695
https://herbarium.natsci.msu.edu/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Originator
L. Alan Prather
Director and Curator
Michigan State University Herbarium
Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166
48824 East Lansing
MI
US
+01 517-355-4695
https://herbarium.natsci.msu.edu/
Programmer
David Bloom
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Programmer
Bill Park
Information Technology Coordinator
Michigan State University Herbarium
Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 137A
48824 East Lansing
MI
US
+01 517-325-3105
Metadata Provider
Alan M Fryday
Associate Curator
Michigan State University Herbarium
Dept. of Plant Biology, 612 Wilson Road, Room 166
48824 East Lansing
MI
US
+01 517-355-4696
https://herbarium.natsci.msu.edu/
Geographic Coverage

Specifically, there are excellent holdings from North America (Eastern seaboard of the US and Canada, Great Lakes region, the Pacific Coast of Canada and SE Alaska, and alpine areas of the Rocky Mountains), southern South America, (Falkland Islands, Juan Fernandez Islands, Tierra del Fuego, Isla de los Estados, Brunswick Peninsula, Straights of Magellan), New Zealand (South Island, Campbell Island, Auckland Islands), the Kerguelen Islands, the Caribbean Islands and the Canary Islands.

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

Most taxonomic groups are included

Class  Lichinomycetes,  Lecanoromycetes,  Arthoniomycetes,  Dothideomycetes,  Eurotiomycetes
Genus  Lichenomphalia,  Multiclavula,  Dictyonema
Temporal Coverage
Start Date / End Date 1803-01-01 / 2014-01-01
Project Data

No Description available

Title Computerization of the Lichen Collection at the Michigan State University Herbarium
Funding NSF: DBI-0237401

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Alan Prather
Collection Data
Collection Name Michigan State University Herbarium lichen collection
Collection Identifier MSC
Parent Collection Identifier Michigan State University Herbarium
Specimen preservation methods Dried
Curatorial Units Count 115,000 +/- 1,000 specimens
Additional Metadata
Alternative Identifiers 84797ee6-f762-11e1-a439-00145eb45e9a
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=msc_lichens