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Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIOUG) from University of Guelph

Jeremy DeWaard
The Biodiversity Institute of Ontario (BIO) is a biotechnology organization dedicated to the use of DNA barcoding for both the identification and discovery of species. Based at the University of Guelph, BIO coordinates the International Barcode of Life Project, the largest research program ever undertaken in biodiversity genomics. BIO plays a special role in leading Canadian contributions to this initiative, with emphasis on the development of efficient collection and preservation methods, high-throughput laboratory protocols, and...

Species occurence dataset of the pantropical Caesalpinia Group

Edeline Gagnon, Jens Ringelberg, Gwilym P. Lewis, Colin E. Hughes & Anne Bruneau
A total of 17,260 species occurrence data spanning more than 200 species and infraspecific taxa and all 26 genera, were assembled to generate the Caesalpinia Group distribution maps. Vouchered occurrence records (Basis of Record: Preserved Specimen) were downloaded from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF; (June 2017), SEINet (http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/) and DryFlor (http://www.dryflor.info/). To improve accuracy, the distribution of each species was mapped and checked against monographs or expert knowledge, and obvious outliers removed. Occurrence points...

Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN)

Luc Brouillet
The Database of Vascular Plants of Canada or VASCAN (http://data.canadensys.net/vascan) is a comprehensive and curated checklist of all vascular plants reported in Canada, Greenland (Denmark), and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France). VASCAN was developed at the Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre and is maintained by a group of editors and contributors. For every core taxon in the checklist (species, subspecies, or variety), VASCAN provides the accepted scientific name, the accepted French and English vernacular names,...

Green Plant Herbarium (TRT) from Royal Ontario Museum

Tim Dickinson
The Green Plant Herbarium holds in excess of 370,000 accessioned vascular plants. The collection, formerly at the University of Toronto, is now owned by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Department of Natural History. The Green Plant Herbarium comprises the former Vascular Plant Herbarium (also TRT) and the bryological collections that were housed in the Cryptogamic Herbarium (TRTC), hence the change of name. TRT also houses the algae that were formerly held at TRTC. Important collections...

Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN) from Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

Luc Brouillet
The Database of Vascular Plants of Canada or VASCAN (http://data.canadensys.net/vascan) is a comprehensive and curated checklist of all vascular plants reported in Canada, Greenland (Denmark), and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France). VASCAN was developed at the Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre and is maintained by a group of editors and contributors. For every core taxon in the checklist (species, subspecies, or variety), VASCAN provides the accepted scientific name, the accepted French and English vernacular names,...

University of Manitoba (WIN) - Lichen Collection

Diana Sawatzky
The Cryptogamic Herbarium of the Department of Biological Sciences (WIN) houses the most broadly representative collection of lichens in Manitoba, approximately 15,000 specimens. These include a representative Hudson Bay lichen collection from Wapusk National Park, collected annually between the years 2002 and 2010. The genus Cladonia represents a sizeable portion of the collection, largely from Manitoba and Newfoundland. WIN has served as a rich repository of genetic and chemical material for phylogenetic and secondary metabolite...

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Fungi Collection from University of British Columbia

Olivia Lee
This dataset includes all digitized fungi in the UBC collection, encompassing approximately 95% of the collection.

Insectarium René-Martineau (IRM)

Colin Favret
L’Insectarium René-Martineau (IRM) est le principal centre de documentation sur la diversité des insectes forestiers du Québec et de l’Est du Canada. L’IRM a été créé en 1999 pour la promotion de l’éducation et de la recherche sur les insectes forestiers dans les domaines de la biodiversité, la taxinomie, l’écologie, les insectes nuisibles établis et émergents, de même que d’autres branches de la science. L’IRM consiste en une collection d’insectes ainsi qu’en un laboratoire de...

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Algae Collection from University of British Columbia

Linda Jennings
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...

Bruce Bennett Herbarium (BABY)

Bruce Bennett & Carole Sinou
B.A. Bennett Herbarium contains only Vascular Plants. With over 10,000 specimens, half of which are from Yukon, it is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of vascular plants from the Territory. Visiting researchers and students are encouraged to use the herbarium. The library includes all significant northern floras including floras of Russia, Scandinavia, Europe, Canada and the Pacific Northwest. Additional resources include over 4,000 reprints primarily of literature relevant to the Yukon flora,...

The bees of British Columbia (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) - Occurrences Dataset

Cory Sheffiled
New bee species records for Canada and/or the province of British Columbia.

Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera) of the Canadian Prairies Ecozone from Biological Survey of Canada

Marla Schwarzfeld
The parasitoid family Ichneumonidae is the largest family in the order Hymenoptera. This chapter provides a checklist of 1,160 ichneumonid species (299 genera) known from the Canadian Prairies Ecozone. The list is primarily drawn from literature records and also includes 35 newly recorded species from the ecozone. The number of species on the list is a vast underestimate of the number of ichneumonid species present, as many genera lack revisions and few biodiversity surveys have...

Myriapoda and Terrestrial Isopoda of the Prairies of Canada from Biological Survey of Canada

Bruce Snyder
Myriapods and terrestrial isopods play important roles in numerous ecosystem processes, especially decomposition, and in the structure of soil food webs. This chapter discusses five focal taxa, specifically the terrestrial Isopoda (commonly known as pill bugs, sow bugs, roly-polys, woodlice, or slaters) and the four Classes of the Myriapoda: Diplopoda (millipedes), Chilopoda (centipedes), Pauropoda, and Symphyla (sometimes called garden centipedes). After a brief review of each taxon’s phylogenetic position, global diversity, and ecological role, current...

University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC) - Vascular Plant Collection from University of British Columbia

Linda Jennings
This dataset includes all digitized vascular plants in the UBC collection, encompassing approximately 68% of the collection. The UBC Herbarium has one of the world's largest collections of British Columbia vascular plants and is worldwide in scope. At present, the collection includes more than 235,000 accessioned specimens.

University of Calgary Herbarium from University of Calgary

Bonnie Smith
The University of Calgary Herbarium (UAC) includes an extensive collection of land plants from Alberta, Canada and around the world (~90,000 specimens). The current dataset includes records of the Lycophytes and Monilophytes in the collection.

Living Prairie Museum Manitoba Herbarium (LPMMBH)

Kaman Choi
The Living Prairie Museum Herbarium is located within the Living Prairie Museum Interpretative Centre (LPM) located in the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1967, the LPM Herbarium contains over 250 vascular plant specimens, with a focus on plants found in native tall grass prairie habitat. Many of the specimens were collected during surveys by the International Biological Program, which lead to the protection of the 12 hectare (30 acre) remnant tall grass prairie...

Royal BC Museum - Herpetology Collection

Erica Wheeler
The herpetology collection at the Royal BC Museum consists of approximately 1,800 specimens, with one type specimen, a Paratype of the Columbian tailed frog (Ascaphus truei). About 34 amphibian and 31 reptile taxa are represented in this collection, with more added every time researchers get out to survey new areas. The oldest BC specimen was collected in 1888. The herpetology collection grows by approximately five to ten specimens per year based on incidental collections and...

TRTE Herbarium (TRTE) from University of Toronto Mississauga

Sasa Stefanovic
The TRTE Herbarium is administered and overseen by the Department of Biology at the University of Toronto at Mississauga. Our herbarium, founded in 1969, houses about 95,000 specimens of vascular plants, including the extensive collections of Paul F. Maycock and Peter W. Ball. Geographically, the herbarium’s main focus is on vascular plant specimens from Ontario, but important collections are also available from Québec and the Canadian high Arctic. Small quantities of specimens are available from...

Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (VASCAN) from Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre

Luc Brouillet
VASCAN is the Database of Vascular Plants of Canada (http://data.canadensys.net/vascan). It is a comprehensive and curated list of all vascular plants reported in Canada, Greenland (Denmark) and Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France). VASCAN is literature-based, though recent additions are sometimes specimen-based. For every core taxon (species, subspecies or variety) we provide the accepted scientific name (Latin), the accepted French and English vernacular names, and their synonyms/alternatives in Canada. We indicate the distribution status (native, introduced,...

Royal BC Museum - Invertebrates Collection

Erica Wheeler
The Invertebrate Zoology collection of the Royal BC Museum comprises over 65, 000 lots of specimens, including more than 400 type specimens that have been referenced in original species descriptions. A lot may contain a single specimen, or it may consist of multiple individuals from a single sampling event. The collection has been acquired from various sources including research acquisitions, donations, and geographic/ecological surveys. The collection is phylogenetically broad in scope, containing representatives of at...

Bombus impatiens Cresson (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Apinae, Bombini) from the Prairies Ecozone in Canada

Cory Sheffield
Sampling dataset for the paper: “First records of the Common Eastern Bumble Bee, Bombus impatiens Cresson (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Apinae, Bombini) from the Prairies Ecozone in Canada” by Kirsten Palmier and Cory S. Sheffield. (Biodiversity Data Journal)

University of British Columbia - Spencer Entomological Collection (UBCZ) from University of British Columbia

Karen Needham
Over half a million pinned specimens, 75,000 alcohol-preserved specimens and 25,000 specimens on slides showcase BC and the Yukon’s spectacular insect diversity. Past collectors’ particular projects have shaped the collection, and have resulted in particularly strong holdings of Hemiptera (true bugs), Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), Siphonaptera (fleas) and Anoplura and Mallophaga (lice). The collection has also been enriched by the following notable holdings: Downes Hemiptera (true bugs) Foxlee Diptera (true flies) and Hymenoptera (bees and...

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