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University of Victoria Herbarium Specimen Databaseby Allen, Geraldine A.; Anthony, Wendy.

This data set contains Darwin Core descriptions of the specimens held in the University of Victoria Herbarium. About 1/5 of the total specimens are recorded here.

DOI: 10.18357/Herbarium.2016.data01

The UVic collection includes vascular plants (~50,000 specimens), bryophytes and lichens mainly from British Columbia (especially Vancouver Island), but also from nearby areas including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alberta, and the Yukon. The collection houses a large collection of North American asters (Asteraceae), especially the genera Eucephalus and Symphyotrichum. Special collections include those of Arctic plants (Dewline Collection), lacustrine aquatics and macrophytes and marine algae.

The collection is an important resource for education and scientific research and receives wide use through loans solicited from researchers and institutions around the world, as well as researchers at UVic. Researchers have used UVic specimens to study genetic relationships among plants, species variation and plant phylogeography. This research has contributed to numerous publications. The specimens are classified using the Darwin Core metadata standard.

Production Date:March, 2016
Distribution Date:April 07, 2016
Last Released: Oct 20, 2016

The lack of robust, spatially distributed subsurface data is the key obstacle limiting the implementation of complex and realistic groundwater dynamics into global land surface, hydrologic, and climate models. We map and analyze permeability and porosity globally and at high resolution for the first time. The new permeability and porosity maps are based on a recently completed high-resolution global lithology map that differentiates fine and coarse-grained sediments and sedimentary rocks, which is important since these have different permeabilities. The average polygon size in the new map is ~100 km2, which is a more than hundredfold increase in resolution compared to the previous map which has an average polygon size of ~14,000 km2. We also significantly improve the representation in regions of weathered tropical soils and permafrost. The spatially distributed mean global permeability ~10-15m2 with permafrost or ~1014m2 without permafrost. The spatially distributed mean porosity of the globe is 14%. The maps will enable further integration of groundwater dynamics into land surface, hydrologic, and climate models.

Production Date:2014
Distribution Date:2014
Last Released: Sep 15, 2017

Underwater video footage collected during June 2013 in Heriot Bay, Quadra Island, British Columbia. This data was collected as part of a study on the impacts of boat noise on a wild fish, Porichthys notatus, and its predators.

This video was produced using underwater cameras: 1) A custom-built Teamed Optic-Acoustic Device (TOAD) for predator-prey component, which consisted of a custom-built underwater camera and a synced hydrophone (HTI- 96-min, High Tech Inc., Long Beach, MS); 2) A Microcam (MVC2120WP-LED, Micro Video Products, for individual midshipman behaviour component. See Sarika Cullis-Suzuki's PhD thesis ( for further details on equipment.

Production Date:2013
Distribution Date:2017
Last Released: Jun 21, 2017

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VERSION 1.0. April 2016. DOI: 10.18357/SatoM.2016.data01


Sato, M., J.F. Dower, E. Kunze, and R. Dewey. 2013. Second-order seasonal variability in diel vertical migration timing of euphausiids in a coastal inlet. Marine Ecology Progress Series 480: 39-56. doi: 10.3354/meps10215

It contains a copy of the processed acoustic data file exactly as used for this paper, as well as an example code (see below). Detailed analysis method was described in Sato et al. (2013). Original raw data are available through the Ocean Networks Canada.

When you use this VENUS Acoustic Data Package, please cite Sato et al. (2013) in addition to this data sets. We also ask you to acknowledge the Ocean Networks Canada for collecting data and maintaining the cabled observatory.

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1. README.txt - Including a description of the data and the literature source.

2. VENUS_Satoetal2013.mat - Volume backscattering strength (Sv in dB re 1 m^-1) data from 2008-Jun-01 through 2010-Jun-15 in UTC (1-min, 1-m averaged data), with corresponding time and depth variables.

3. plot_dvm.m - Example code to reproduce Fig. 2b in Sato et al. (2013).

Distribution Date:2016
Last Released: Oct 20, 2016
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