19 Works

Bryoquel : Spécimens de bryophytes de l'herbier de la Société Québécoise de Bryologie from Société québécoise de bryologie

Jean Faubert
Spécimens de bryophytes conservés dans l'herbier de la Société québécoise de bryologie

OAC-BIO Herbarium from University of Guelph

Subramanyam Ragupathy
The BIO Herbarium at the University of Guelph houses approximately 100,000 (image data for 65,535) herbarium specimens, collected from all around the world. The collection provides excellent coverage in ethnobotanical notes and houses vouchers for the Flora Ontario Integrated Botanical Information System (FOIBIS). The collection also contains DNA Barcoding vouchers for the Center for Biodiversity Intitute of Ontario (CBG) of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario. BIO Herbarium is committed to making this important collection more...

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

Linda Jennings
With 40,000 lichen specimens catalogued to date, the UBC Herbarium houses one of the largest lichen collections in western North America. We have a very solid macrolichen collection, with a strong focus on cyanolichens, especially the genus Peltigera. For this genus, at least, this is certainly the largest collection in North America. The collection is also strong in Calicioids as well as in other microlichen groups characteristic of oldgrowth forests. Taken as a whole, the...

Ophion scutellaris species group specimen data from University of Northern British Columbia

Marla Schwarzfeld
The diverse genus Ophion is almost entirely undescribed in the Nearctic region. In this paper we define the Ophion scutellaris species group. This species group is well-supported by analysis of DNA (ITS2, COI, and 28S D2-D3) and morphology. It includes the Palearctic species O. scutellaris and the Nearctic species O. idoneus. An integrative analysis of DNA, geometric wing morphometrics, classical morphometrics and qualitative morphology indicates that this species group contains a minimum of seven species...

Station de Biologie des Laurentides de l'Université de Montréal - Collection Ornithologique from Université de Montréal

Éric Valiquette
La Station de Biologie des Laurentides (Université de Montréal) conserve des spécimens de divers taxons (oiseaux, micro-mammifères, plantes vasculaires, bryophytes, champignons) qui ont été, pour la grande majorité, récoltés sur le terrain de la station situé à St-Hippolyte au Québec (Canada). La collection ornithologique de la Station est maintenant entièrement numérisée et présentée sur Canadensys pour un total de 425 spécimens.

University of Lethbridge Herbarium (LEA) from University of Lethbridge

John Bain
The University of Lethbridge Herbarium was founded shortly after 1968 by Job Kuijt, primarily as a teaching collection representative of the local flora. The herbarium houses the reference collection that forms the foundation for Kuijt's 1982 book A Flora of Waterton Lakes National Park and also numerous Packera collections by J.F. Bain. The collection currently includes over 20,000 specimens of vascular plants and remains an important research tool for botanists, students and the general public.

Spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Canadian Prairies from Biological Survey of Canada

Héctor Cárcamo
Spiders are the 7th most diverse order of arthropods globally and are prominent predators in all prairie habitats. In this chapter a checklist for the spiders of the prairie provinces (751 species), and surrounding jurisdictions (44 species) is presented along with an overview of all 26 families that occur in the region. Eighteen of the species from the region are adventive. Linyphiidae is by far the dominant family representing 39% of all the species. Lycosidae...

Moths and Butterflies of the Prairies Ecozone in Canada from Biological Survey of Canada

Greg Pohl
The Prairies Ecozone of southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta supports a diverse fauna, with 2,232 species of butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera) recorded to date in 61 families. By far the best known Lepidoptera are the butterflies, with 177 species known to occur in the ecozone. The species known to occur in the Prairies Ecozone are listed by province. The Lepidoptera fauna of this ecozone is reviewed in terms of diversity, state of knowledge of...

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) - Bryophytes Collection from University of British Columbia

Olivia Lee
The UBC bryophyte collection houses mosses, liverworts, and hornworts and is a tribute to the career of Dr. Wilf Schofield, who came to UBC in 1960. Professor Schofield was the first bryologist hired at a Canadian university. When he started at UBC, the collection included roughly 3,000 specimens. As a result of Dr. Schofield’s efforts and those of his students and post-doctoral researchers, the collection has grown to over 250,000 specimens, a considerable legacy. After...

The Heteroptera (Hemiptera) of the Prairie Ecozone of Canada from Biological Survey of Canada

Geoff Scudder
Five hundred and eighty-two Heteroptera taxa are listed for the Prairie Ecozone in Canada. This number represents 40.7% of the taxa reported for Canada, and 79.2% of the taxa recorded from the three prairie provinces. The dominant components are species with a Nearctic, excluding Beringia distribution. However, the Great Basin Prairie element is the most distinctive.

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...

Herbier du Québec (QUE) – Collection de plantes vasculaires from Gouvernement du Québec, ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs

Andrée Michaud
L'Herbier du Québec comprend environ 166 000 spécimens dont 140 000 plantes vasculaires, 22 000 bryophytes et lichens, 3 500 plantules de plantes vasculaires, une importante collection de graines et une petite collection d’algues (moins de 200 spécimens). L'Herbier du Québec abrite une collection représentative des zones de végétation tempérée, boréale et arctique du Québec et de l’est du Canada. Il comprend aussi une importante collection de mauvaises herbes et autres plantes d’intérêt agronomique. La...

Click beetles and wireworms (Coleoptera: Elateridae) of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba from Pacific Agricultural Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Willem Van Herk
This chapter describes the Elateridae of Alberta (144 species), Saskatchewan (108 species), and Manitoba (109 species). It provides current names for species, as well as synonymized names that persist in the literature. Also discussed are the species that have been left out during recent changes to elaterid renaming and classification, although no new name combinations are given. The chapter outlines species distributions, biogeography where known, and the life histories of five common species: Aeolus mellillus...

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...

Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens (HIBG) from Acadia University

Melanie Priesnitz
The main collection of the Gardens is laid out in nine native habitats of the Acadian Forest Region. All of the plants found in these habitats are native species to the region. Other features of the Gardens include: Medicinal and Food Garden, Conservatory, Walled Garden and Experimental Garden.

Registration Year

  • 2014

Resource Types

  • Collection

Data Centers

  • Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre