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University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Algae Collection

Description

This dataset includes all digitized algae in the UBC collection, encompassing approximately 80% of the collection. During the course of Robert Scagel’s academic career (1952-1986) and assisted by graduate students and postdoctoral fellows carrying out research on benthic marine algae, Scagel oversaw the expansion of the Phycological Herbarium to its present size of over 67,000 specimens. During this period, with support from U.B.C., the National Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Defence Research Board of Canada, the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, the Provincial Fisheries Department, the B.C. Research Council and the National Science Foundation (U.S.), collecting activities were carried out all along the Pacific Coast from central California to Alaska, including the Aleutian Islands as far west as Attu Island. Collections from these surveys were deposited in the Phycological Collection at U.B.C. The Alaska representation in the Phycological Collection has been significantly augmented since 1986 by donations from Sandra Lindstrom.

Temporal coverages

Formation period: mid 1800s-present

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Administrative contact
Linda Jennings Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium
3529-6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia CA, V6T 1Z4 V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-9740
Metadata author
Amber Saundry
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium
3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344
Originator
Linda Jennings
Assistant Curator, Vascular Plants & Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium
3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-9740

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University of British Columbia

Publication Date

Jul 10, 2013

Registration Date

May 26, 2012

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Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

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Taxonomic Coverage

The algal collection is composed of mainly macroscopic algae, with significant representation of seaweeds of the Northeast Pacific Ocean. The collection also includes packages of organisms such as diatoms, dinoflagellates, and water moulds. Some blue-green algae are also represented.

PHYLUM
Chlorophyta, Cyanobacteria, Euglenozoa, Myzozoa, Ochrophyta, Oomycota, Rhodophyta

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The strength of the U.B.C. Phycological Collection is primarily in the northeast Pacific, where its holdings represent the most comprehensive of any Herbarium. In addition, smaller collections made UB… more

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Geographic Coverage

The strength of the U.B.C. Phycological Collection is primarily in the northeast Pacific, where its holdings represent the most comprehensive of any Herbarium. In addition, smaller collections made UBC Botanists in Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, Mauritius, East Africa and Japan and frequent exchanges with other institutions have expanded the geographic breadth of the Collection.

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University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Programmer
Amber Saundry
Database Manager
University of British Columbia Herbarium
3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada (604) 822-3344
Principal investigator
Patrick Martone
Curator, Coralline Algae
University of British Columbia Herbarium
3529-6270 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4 Vancouver British Columbia Canada