Collections

List of biodiversity data collections.

Restricted to Taxa group Vascular plants

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
Annotated Atlas of the Vascular Flora of Macquarie Island - 1979

The atlas shows the known distribution and abundance of each vascular species on Macquarie Island immediately prior to the commencement of control measures against rabbits in 1978. It gives a baseline against which changes in the vegetation can be monitored. The effects of the introduced vertebrates on the vegetation are discussed. Additional data are given on the habitat, gregarious performance and phenology of some species.

Taxa - Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [plant_census_macca] Date activated - Nov 2010
Geoff Copson

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 37
Records: 3,159
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 54.8 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.8 to 158.9
Years: 1978 to 1979
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
Biology and population studies of two endemic orchid species on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island

Two endemic orchid species, Nematoceras dienemum and N. sulcatum, are known from sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island. Several additional orchid populations on the island are reported and cleistogamy is documented in N. dienemum for the first time. The known population sizes, habitats and locations for both orchid species are documented here, and new information on their biology and population ecology is provided.

Taxa - Vascular plants,

Habitat Domain - Terrestrial,


DiGIR Resource name [orchids] Date activated - Nov 2010
Mary Skotnicki

Data Search page

Statistics
Taxa: 2
Records: 20
SCAR-MarBIN: 0
Extents
Latitude: - 54.7 to - 54.5
Longitude: 158.8 to 158.9
Years: 1976 to 2009
Total records:    87,230
Records to SCAR-MarBIN:     0