University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium (ALTA-VP)

Latest version published by University of Alberta Museums on May 28, 2019 University of Alberta Museums

The Vascular Plant Herbarium is a research and teaching resource for the study of evolution, diversity, distribution and ecology of cordilleran, prairie, arctic and alpine plants. It is the largest herbarium of its kind in Alberta, and the third largest in Western Canada. Founded in 1912, the herbarium holds more than 120,000 specimens dating from 1835 to the present and is built upon the collecting activities of faculty members and students, as well as the acquisition of outstanding amateur collections. Though global in scope, the strength of the collection lies in plants of Alberta and northern Canada.

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 92,858 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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Versions

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

(2013): University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium (ALTA-VP). v10.29. University of Alberta Museums. Dataset/Occurrence. https://doi.org/10.18165/qssyvr

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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: 2429287b-ef65-4cfd-afcc-11cc3ba95cca.  University of Alberta Museums publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Canada Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Specimen; Occurrence

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:

Jocelyn Hall
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-8611
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/jocelyn-hall

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/
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collections Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Dorothy Fabijan
Assistant Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-5523
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
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Custodian Steward
Alyssa Becker-Burns
Assistant Director Collections Management
University of Alberta Museums Ring House 1, Museums and Collections Services, University of Alberta T6G 2E1 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-3871
http://www.museums.ualberta.ca/
Curator
Jocelyn Hall
Curator
University of Alberta CW 405, Biological Sciences Bldg., University of Alberta T6G 2E9 Edmonton Alberta CA 780-492-8611
https://www.ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/jocelyn-hall

Geographic Coverage

Global, North America, Canada, United States, Alberta

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

Taxonomic Coverage

The following taxonomic groups make up >10% of the collection: Plantae, Angiospermae, Eudicots, Monocots, Poales, Asterales, Poaceae, Cyperaceae, Asteraceae, Carex

Kingdom  Plantae (Plants)
Order  Poales,  Asterales
Family  Poaceae (Grasses),  Cyperaceae (Sedges),  Asteraceae (Asters, Daisies, Composites, Sunflowers)
Genus  Carex (Sedges)
Unranked  Angiospermae (Angiosperms),  Eudicots,  Monocots

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1856-current

Collection Data

Collection Name University of Alberta Vascular Plant Herbarium
Collection Identifier ALTA-VP
Parent Collection Identifier UAM
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers doi:10.18165/qssyvr
2429287b-ef65-4cfd-afcc-11cc3ba95cca
http://web.macs.ualberta.ca:8088/ipt/resource?r=uofa_vascular_plants_herbarium