STRI Data Portal Natural History Collections and Observation Projects


DZUP-DZUP

Ascidiacea Collection of Zoology Department - UFPR

The collection of Ascidiacea has approximately 3000 samples identified and preserved in formaldehyde. There are approximately equal number of samples still under study and without complete identification. Also constitute the collection approximately 1000 permanent slides of zooids and larvae of colonial species. The types in the collection are mostly paratypes, and most of the samples are reference material. The material comes mainly from the Brazilian coast, but there are also samples from Panama, Ecuador, Chile, Angola, France, and Sweden, among other countries.
Contact: Rosana M Rocha (rmrocha@ufpr.br)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 9 October 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-BC

Bird Collection

Contact: Juan Mate (matej@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 7 July 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-Bird-Tissue

Bird Tissue

Contact: Juan Mate (matej@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 370ce194-7c64-46aa-8894-e8615ea18f6c
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Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-CHP

Círculo Herpetológico de Panamá

Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 April 2015
Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-CTFS

CTFS-Tree Censuses and Inventories in Panama

These are results from a network of 186 tree census plots and inventories in Panama. At plots, every individual stem in a rectangular area of specified size is given a unique number and identified to species. Available here are counts of the number of individual trees of each species in each plot, in two categories: all individuals 10 mm in stem diameter or larger, and all individuals 100 mm in stem diameter or larger. In inventories, all species present are tallied, but no individuals are counted, so data provided here is simply a list of species observed at each location. Precise location of every site, elevation, and estimated rainfall (for many sites) are also included. Data from these numerous plots and inventories are collected following the same methods as, and species identity harmonized with, the 50-ha long-term tree census at Barro Colorado Island.

These data were gathered over many years, starting in 1994 and continuing to the present, by scientists working within the Center for Tropical Forest Science at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). The principal scientists are R. Condit, R. Pérez, S. Lao, and S. Aguilar. Funding has been provided by many organizations, including STRI.
Contact: R. Condit, R. Pérez, S. Lao, and S. Aguilar
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 2 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)


eMammal-Machine-Obs

eMammal Camera Trap Observation

eMammal is a system for collecting, storing, and sharing camera trap data. The system is designed for scientists and citizen scientists, and anyone who wants to join in the fun and discovery of camera trapping. Professional and volunteer camera trappers use our software to look at pictures, identify animals, and upload them to the Smithsonian Data Repository for review and storage. These data are useful for addressing important scientific and conservation questions, and the pictures provide a unique view into the hidden world of wildlife. For a fun animal ID game using eMammal favorites, click on eMammal Lite for more!
Contact: https://emammal.si.edu/contact
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


FM-Plants

Field Museum of Natural History

Additional electronic access to F database is available at: http://emuweb.fieldmuseum.org/botany/Query.php. Specialty: Phanerogams worldwide with emphasis on tropical and North America, especially rich in collections from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Peru; pteridophytes worldwide with emphasis on Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Peru; bryophytes worldwide; mosses of North America, Central America, Andean South America, and Australasia; hepatics of north temperate, South America, and south temperate; all groups of fungi, especially basidiomycetes with emphasis on New World and lichenized fungi of north temperate and Central America; algae worldwide, especially Cyanobacteria; economic botany.
Contact: Christine Niezgoda (cniezgoda@fieldmuseum.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 23 October 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: http://fieldmuseum.org/about/copyright-information


Harvard-Herbarium

Harvard University Herbaria

This dataset contains digitized specimen records collected within Panama stewarded by the Harvard University Herbaria. The Harvard University Herbaria, with over 5 million specimens, is the world’s largest University Herbaria. Included in the Herbaria are what were once six separate herbarium collections: * Herbarium of the Arnold Arboretum (A) * Economic Herbarium of Oakes Ames (ECON) * Oakes Ames Orchid Herbarium (AMES) * Farlow Herbarium (FH) * Gray Herbarium (GH) * New England Botanical Club Herbarium (NEBC). DarwinCore data follows the AppleCore guidance https://code.google.com/p/applecore/.
Contact: Jonathan Kennedy (Director of Biodiversity Informatics) (jonathan_kennedy@harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 15 June 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MCZ

Harvard University Museum of Comparative Zoology

The Museum of Comparative Zoology was founded in 1859 on the concept that collections are an integral and fundamental component of zoological research and teaching. This more than 150-year-old commitment remains a strong and proud tradition for the MCZ. The present-day MCZ contains over 21-million specimens in ten research collections which comprise one of the world's richest and most varied resources for studying the diversity of life. The museum serves as the primary repository for zoological specimens collected by past and present Harvard faculty-curators, staff and associates conducting research around the world. As a premier university museum and research institution, the specimens and their related data are available to researchers of the scientific and museum community
Contact: Linda S. Ford (lford@oeb.harvard.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Copyright © 2016 President and Fellows of Harvard College The MCZ does not guarantee the accuracy of these data. Individual researchers should verify individual records by making direct reference to corresponding museum specimens.
Access Rights: http://www.mcz.harvard.edu/privacy/user.html


iNaturalist-Costa Rica

iNaturalist Observations - Costa Rica

All iNaturalist research grade observation made within the country of Costa Rica.
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Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 October 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


iNaturalist-Panama

iNaturalist Observations - Panama

All iNaturalist research grade observation made within the country of Panama. These include observations from two marine projects called Biodiversity of Bocas del Toro and Marine Life in the Bay of Panama and Gulf of Chiriqui
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Collection Type: Observations
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 October 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File

Macroalgal Herbarium Consortium Portal

The goal of the NSF funded Macroalgal Digitization Project is to image, database and georeference the macroalgal specimens in 49 herbaria from New England to Florida, to Hawaii and Guam. Data provided through this project portal will allow researchers to determine how macroalgal biodiversity and our aquatic ecosystems have changed over the past 150 years as a result of climate change, bioinvasions, and a wide range of human activity.
Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data harvested from a data aggregator
Last Update: 23 October 2018
Digital Metadata: EML File


Pub-Obs-Invertebrate

Marine Invertebrate Observations from Publications

Caribbean and Pacific coast field observations
Contact: Rachel Collin (CollinR@si.edu)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1c615927-7c36-4628-afc3-f405ced42bdf
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Digital Metadata: EML File


MO-Plantae

Missouri Botanical Garden - TROPICOS

The Missouri Botanical Garden’s Herbarium is one of the world’s outstanding research resources for specimens and information on bryophytes and vascular plants. The collection is limited to these two major groups of plants. As of 31 December 2015 the collection had 6.66 million specimens (6.1 million vascular plants and 563,000 bryophytes). This specimen dataset includes over 4.4 million records (4.0 million vascular plants and 300,000 bryophytes).
Contact: Bob Magill - Senior Curator Science and Conservation (bob.magill@mobot.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 3 April 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File


CR-Plantas

Museo Nacional de Costa Rica

Specialty: Costa Rica, Mesoamerica, and neotropics; tropical ferns; tropical fungi.
Date Founded: 1887.
Contact: Armando Estrada, Director, (museohn@racsa.co.cr)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 22 January 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


NMNH-Plantae

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Botany

Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 April 2017
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NMNH-Fungi

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Fungi

Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NMNH-Insecta

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Insecta

Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


NMNH-Invertebrates

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Invertebrates

Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


NMNH-Paleobiology

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Paleobiology

Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 May 2016
Digital Metadata: EML File


NMNH-Vertebrates

National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution - Vertebrates

Contact: Thomas Orrell (orrellt@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


NL-Botany

Naturalis Biodiversity Center

This database contains specimen records from the former herbarium of the Leiden University within the botanical collection of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center (Leiden, Netherlands). The Department of Botany houses the National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) which consists of herbarium collections of the universities of Leiden, Wageningen and Utrecht. In 2010 the collection of the University of Amsterdam also moved to Naturalis.The focal areas of the collection are Southeast Asia, tropical America, tropical Africa and the Netherlands. The former herbarium of the Leiden University (acronym: L) contains about 4 million specimens and has extensive collections from Southeast Asia, especially from Indonesia and New Guinea, but it also holds a large collection of palearctic plants, and is the principle herbarium for Dutch plants. As the oldest Dutch herbarium, it also contains several historic collections.
Contact: Christel Schollaardt (collectie@naturalis.nl)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 April 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-NFC

Neotropical Fish Collection

Contact:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 25 January 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


NY-Plantae

New York Botanical Garden

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden holds a collection of more than seven million preserved specimens. All plant groups–flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, liverworts, and algae, as well as fungi and lichens --are represented in the Herbarium collection, which is particularly strong in New World specimens. Digitization of all groups is underway, with more than 3.5 million specimens barcoded and 2.5 million specimens imaged.
Contact: Thiers, Barbara (bthiers@nybg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 June 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The New York Botanical Garden


NY-Fungi

New York Botanical Garden

The William and Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden holds a collection of more than seven million preserved specimens. All plant groups–flowering plants, conifers, ferns, mosses, liverworts, and algae, as well as fungi and lichens --are represented in the Herbarium collection, which is particularly strong in New World specimens. Digitization of all groups is underway, with more than 3.5 million specimens barcoded and 2.5 million specimens imaged.
Contact: Thiers, Barbara (bthiers@nybg.org)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 16 June 2019
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: The New York Botanical Garden


STRI-SCZ

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Herbarium

Contact: Mireya D. Correa A. (corream@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 14 March 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File


FLMNH UF

University of Florida Invertebrate Zoology Collection

Contact: John Slapcinsky, IZ collection manager (slapcin@flmnh.ufl.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 13 November 2018
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Digital Metadata: EML File


KU-KUH

University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Herpetology Collection

KU herpetology houses one of largest herpetology collections in the world (340,000 specimens representing more than 5000 species from 156 countries). The KU collections include the world’s largest collection of neotropical amphibian and reptile specimens (200,000+) as well as substantial numbers of Nearctic (80,000+) and Asian (20,000+) specimens. KU holdings are particularly strong for the U.S., Ecuador, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Costa, Rica, Haiti, the Philippines, Peru and Panama. The collection from Kansas is the state’s largest (20,000+). The type collection includes nearly 400 primary types, mostly amphibians. KU Herpetology also maintains 5000 cleared-and-stained osteological preparations, nearly 5000 dried skeletons, and one of the world’s largest collections of amphibian larvae (6000+ lots). The KU digital archive includes more than 12,000 digital images and more than 1500 acoustic recordings.
Contact: Rafe Brown (rafe@ku.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 21 April 2017
Digital Metadata: EML File
Usage Rights: CC BY (Attribution)
Access Rights: http://biodiversity.ku.edu/research/university-kansas-biodiversity-institute-data-publication-and-use-norms


STRI-AALC

Annette Aiello Lepidoptera Collection

Annette Aiello reared Lepidoptera as well as some other orders, occupies 75 Cornell drawers. The collection includes mounted head capsules, pupal exuviae, cocoons and other abandoned parts.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez (aielloa@si.edu & dominguezee@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 887954c0-3c96-4da4-8c46-2fe3360bbced
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Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-HWIC

Henk Wolda Insect Collection

Henk Wolda light trapped insects from various stations in Panama, especially Barro Colorado Island (BCI), are estimated at 2500 Homoptera (Auchenorrhyncha only), 1000 Cerambycidae, 300 Blattodea, and unspecified, but smaller, numbers of Scarabaeidae, Elateridae, Chrysomelidae, and various other coleopteran families.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez (aielloa@si.edu & dominguezee@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 63c0b22c-d055-4928-bc37-28d6a9078960
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute


STRI-HPSC

Henry P. Stockwell Beetle Collection

Henry P. Stockwell beetle collection occupies some 200 drawers, including about 80 drawers of Curculionidae (weevils). More than 70% of the material is from Panama. The collection includes about 100 paratypes representing about 15 species.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez (aielloa@si.edu & dominguezee@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 22f76930-aeb4-4f87-b3b5-a3efcb165250
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: STRI


STRI-ENTO

Synoptic Insect Collection

STRI Synoptic Insect Collection was begun on Barro Colorado Island in 1977 by Robert Silberglied and Annette Aiello as a general collection to give researchers an overview of the BCI insect fauna and to permit preliminary identifications for research vouchers. Years, later the collection was moved to the Tupper site where it now occupies 150 Cornell drawers and includes voucher material from STRI visitors and staff. The collection is strongest in Asilidae (robber flies), Pentatomidae (stink bugs), Reduviidae (assassin bugs), and Passalidae (betsy beetles) groups that were targeted by visiting specialists.
Contact: Annette Aiello & Edwin Domí­nguez (aielloa@si.edu & dominguezee@si.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5546039a-dfdf-4ad1-a1b6-a356c8a71a09
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Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: STRI


Field-Obs-Bird

Bird Field Observations

Bird field observation submitted by the user community
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Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 17fb98f6-fb6a-48fc-8843-45d87ee213d1
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Digital Metadata: EML File


Field-Obs-Fish

Fish Field Observations

Fish field observation submitted by the user community
Contact:
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a49ad83d-6bdb-464a-8d8e-1f738005697a
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Digital Metadata: EML File


Field-Obs-General

General Field Observations

General field observation submitted by the user community
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Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d3d6a320-776a-4d14-935b-46f4bb9e7c95
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Digital Metadata: EML File


STRI-STRI-HAEMO

Haemoprotozoan Database

Contact: Matthew Miller (millerma@si.edu)
Collection Type: Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 82a0d665-7687-4c1c-affc-60547e3b261d
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Digital Metadata: EML File


Field-Obs-Herp

Herp Field Observations

Reptile and amphibian field observation submitted by the user community
Contact:
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a1c71768-17ab-4e31-bc14-431c9d723ce1
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Digital Metadata: EML File


Field-Obs-Entomology

Insect and Arthropod Field Observations

Insect and arthropod field observation submitted by the user community
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Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6e16d724-0be0-4101-a230-b841ebd1f0a5
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Digital Metadata: EML File


Field-Obs-Plant

Plant Field Observations

Plant field observation submitted by the user community
Contact:
Collection Type: General Observations
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ca9ad970-3a4d-4d8d-88be-c323f8052ee3
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Digital Metadata: EML File