UAM Herbarium (ALA), Algae Collection (Arctos)

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The Herbarium at the University of Alaska Museum (ALA) 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. We have a small collection of macroalgae. Macroalgae are the foundation of marine, estuarine and freshwater benthic ecosystems. A number of macroalgal species, including kelp, nori, and others are grown extensively via aquaculture or harvested from the wild for human food and for extraction of colloids used in cosmetics, food products, and pharmaceuticals. Digitization of macroalgae has been supported by NSF grant 1304924 entitled: Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: The Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium: Accessing 150 Years of Specimen Data to Understand Changes in the Marine/Aquatic Environment lead by PI Christopher Neefus (University of New Hampshire).

Data Records

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1 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)

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


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 873f843b-7c49-4f00-a842-9107f79213ca.  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.


Occurrence; Specimen; Occurrence


Steffi Ickert-Bond
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
99775-6960 Fairbanks
(907) 474-6277
Laura Russell
  • Programmer
VertNet Programmer
David Bloom
  • Programmer
VertNet Coordinator
John Wieczorek
  • Programmer
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
Dusty McDonald
  • Point Of Contact
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
Jordan Metzgar
  • Point Of Contact
Collection Manager, Herbarium
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
99775-6960 Fairbanks
(907) 474-7109
Alan Batten
  • Point Of Contact
Research Associate, Herbarium
University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
99775-6960 Fairbanks
(907) 474-7109

Geographic Coverage

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

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The UAM Algae Collection contains red, brown, and green algae with broad taxonomic coverage.

Class Rhodophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Ulvophyceae, Chlorophyceae, Charophyceae
Superorder Liliopsida

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 1913 to present

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 873f843b-7c49-4f00-a842-9107f79213ca