UAM Herbarium (ALA), Vascular Plant C…

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

Description

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 235,000 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).

Temporal coverages

Living time period: 1860 to present

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Administrative contact
Steffi Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6277
Metadata author
Steffi Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6277
Originator
Steffi Ickert-Bond
Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-6277

doi:10.15468/iawody

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University of Alaska Museum of the North

Publication Date

Mar 24, 2015

Registration Date

Apr 30, 2013

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

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Other Contacts

Point of contact
Alan Batten
Research Associate, Herbarium
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-7109
Point of contact
Jordan Metzgar
Collection Manager, Herbarium
University of Alaska Museum 907 Yukon Drive 99775-6960 Fairbanks AK United States (907) 474-7109
Point of contact
Dusty McDonald
Arctos Database Programmer
University of Alaska Museum
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John Wieczorek
Information Architect
Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley
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David Bloom
VertNet Coordinator
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Laura Russell
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Taxonomic Coverage

Magnoliopsida, Liliopsida, Filicopsida, Lycopodiopsida, Equisetopsida, Pinopsida, Lecanoromycetes, Ascomycetes, Bryopsida, Sphagnopsida, Polypodiopsida, Hepatopsida, Gnetopsida, Marchantiopsida, Charophyceae, Monogenea, Ginkgoopsida