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UAM Herbarium (ALA), Vascular Plant Collection (Arctos)

Latest version published by University of Alaska Museum of the North on Jul 4, 2018 University of Alaska Museum of the North

The Herbarium (ALA) at the University of Alaska Museum is the major regional herbarium in Alaska and part of a network of similar collections with an interest in the origin and evolution of the circumpolar flora. ALA contains more than 260,000 specimens of vascular and non-vascular plants. Data for the Vascular Plant and Cryptogam collections are managed separately in Arctos. Much of our understanding of Ice Age Beringia is based on botanical specimens, the largest collection of which is housed at ALA. Our recent acquisition from Iowa State University of the J. P. Anderson Collection (32,000 specimens on permanent loan) forms a significant part of this story. This collection of arctic and boreal plants, which contains 67 nomenclatural type specimens, formed the basis for much of Anderson’s seminal work, The Flora of Alaska. The botanical collection also includes plants from other states, Canada, Greenland, Fennoscandia, Japan, and Russia and provides a basis for teaching and research. Our botanical collection can be viewed and searched through the Arctos database and includes high resolution images of 163,000 herbarium sheets, online representation of 190,000 holdings, and inclusion of all holdings in an object-tracking system (barcode labeling).

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 199,015 records. 2 extension data tables also exist. An extension record supplies extra information about a core record. The number of records in each extension data table is illustrated below.

  • Occurrence (core)
    199015
  • Multimedia 
    409576
  • ResourceRelationship 
    199015

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

Download the latest version of this resource data as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) or the resource metadata as EML or RTF:

Data as a DwC-A file download 199,015 records in English (39 MB) - Update frequency: unknown
Metadata as an EML file download in English (12 KB)
Metadata as an RTF file download in English (7 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:

Herbarium (ALA), University of Alaska Museum, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Alaska Museum of the North. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 5c1fdaf6-4a18-4c5d-a84b-a4ba41f077c9.  University of Alaska Museum of the North 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:

Steffi Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK US (907) 474-6277
http://www.frontierbotany.info

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Steffi Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK US (907) 474-6277
http://www.frontierbotany.info

Who filled in the metadata:

Steffi Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK US (907) 474-6277
http://www.frontierbotany.info

Who else was associated with the resource:

Programmer
Laura Russell
VertNet Programmer
Programmer
David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
Programmer
John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Point Of Contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
http://arctos.database.museum
Point Of Contact
Jordan Metzgar
Collection Manager, Herbarium
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK US (907) 474-7109
http://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/herb/staff/
Point Of Contact
Alan Batten
Research Associate, Herbarium
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK US (907) 474-7109
http://www.uaf.edu/museum/collections/herb/staff/

Geographic Coverage

The UAM Herbarium (ALA) Vascular Plant Collection is global, with strongest holdings from Alaska.

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

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1860 to present

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 5c1fdaf6-4a18-4c5d-a84b-a4ba41f077c9
http://ipt.vertnet.org:8080/ipt/resource?r=uam_herb_vascular