Collections

List of biodiversity data collections.

Restricted to Taxa group Lichens

Included are those collections that are published via the DiGIR protocol to SCAR-MarBIN - SCAR Marine Biodiversity Information Network, OBIS - Ocean Biogeographic Information System and GBIF - Global Biodiversity Information Facility.

The reference to SCAR-MarBIN is the count of records that fall within the spatial coverage of the SCAR-MarBIN portal. This was defined as the CCAMLR statistical reporting subareas (view map from SCAR Map Catalogue) but has now been extended to further north to include significant breeding sites such as Macquarie Island. See current region of interest map.

Collection NameCustodianView Map and DataStatistics
Antarctic Plant Database

Database of the BAS Herbarium - This database contains information on the herbarium specimens held in the herbarium of the British Antarctic Survey (international code AAS) as well as information about specimens collected in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic and held in other world herbaria. There are over 70 000 records, predominantly of mosses and lichens, but also of vascular plants, ferns, fungi and algae collected in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions as well as some from surrounding continents, particularly South America. The collection from South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands started in 1775 and from Antarctica in 1834. Documents relating to the Herbarium are kept in the BAS Archives (LS2/4). NOTE - this is a copy of the master BAS set and is in need of updating.

Taxa - Insects, Lichens, Other invertebrates, Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial, Limnetic,

Dr Pete Convey and Dr Helen Peat

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa:2,846
Records:66,827
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 86.5 to 75.2
Longitude: -174.2 to 179.9
Years: 1775 to 2005
Australian Antarctic Division Herbarium

The Antarctic Flora database is a database detailing collection records of plants collected from the Antarctic, subantarctic islands and other areas around the world.

Taxa - Fungi, Lichens, Liverworts, Mosses, Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [herbarium] Date activated - December 2003
Professor RD Seppelt

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa:2,326
Records:17,224
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 79.9 to 75.7
Longitude: -177.0 to 176.0
Years: 1919 to 1998
Electron Micrographs - Terrestrial and Limnetic

A catalogue of electron microscopy images mostly of biological origin and used in identifying new species of limnetic and terrestrial organisms.

Taxa - Diatoms, Lichens, Mosses,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial, Limnetic,


DiGIR Resource name [em_eba] Date activated - May 2007
Gerry Nash

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 57
Records: 341
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 72.3 to - 54.6
Longitude: 59.4 to 170.3
Years: 1994 to 2000
Vegetation specimens along a latitudinal gradient in the southern and northern Victoria Lands.

Identified specimens (lichens, bryophytes, cyanobacteria) from 26 sites along a latitudinal gradient in the southern and northern Victoria Lands with the aim of looking at vegetation classifications.

Taxa - Lichens, Liverworts, Mosses,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,

Nicoletta Cannone and Rod Seppelt

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 43
Records: 293
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 77.6 to - 72.4
Longitude: 162.3 to 169.9
Years: 2002 to 2002
Total records:    84,685
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:     0