University of Alberta Freshwater Invertebrate Collection (UAFIC)

Latest version published by University of Alberta Museums on Jul 30, 2019 University of Alberta Museums

The Freshwater Invertebrate Collection is an active resource in ecology and systematics representing Alberta and Western Canada. The specimens (more than 5000 lots) are used as vouchers and to assess ecological change, and the collection provides the foundation for researchers studying bodies of water that have undergone major transformations. Faculty and graduate students working on rivers, streams and lakes continue to add to the collection.

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 4,552 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 4,552 records in English (203 KB) - Update frequency: monthly
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Metadata as an RTF file download in English (8 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:

(2016): University of Alberta Freshwater Invertebrate Collection (UAFIC). v1.36. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/ryex9i

Rights

Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is University of Alberta Museums. 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: d3aa0bbe-b7f7-47fc-bd82-952c7cb24355.  University of Alberta Museums publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

University of Alberta Museums
Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5834
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Heather Proctor
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5704
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/heather-proctor

Who filled in the metadata:

Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Custodian Steward
Denis La France
Systems Administrator
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-7958
Curator
Danny Shpeley
Assistant Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-0461
http://www.biology.museums.ualberta.ca/FreshwaterInvertebrateCollection.aspx
Curator
Heather Proctor
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5704
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/heather-proctor

Geographic Coverage

North America, Canada, United States, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories

Bounding Coordinates South West [32.96, -143.95], North East [70.21, -50.12]

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Animalia, Arthropoda, Hexapoda, Trichoptera, Ephemeroptera, Diptera

Kingdom  Animalia (Animals)
Phylum  Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Class  Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Order  Trichoptera (Caddisflies),  Ephemeroptera (Mayflies),  Diptera (Flies)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1963-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta Freshwater Invertebrate Collection
Collection Identifier IN
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol,  Microscopic preparation

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/ryex9i
d3aa0bbe-b7f7-47fc-bd82-952c7cb24355
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=freshwater_invertebrates