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NEON-AMAC-CPCH

Aquatic Macroalgae Collection (Chemical Preservation [Clip Harvests])

This collection contains subsamples of aquatic macroalgae from clip harvest samples (NEON sample class: apl_domainLab_in.sampleIDmacroalgae). Aquatic macroalgae clip harvest sampling is conducted once per year at wadeable streams (during the mid-summer aquatic biology window) and three times per year in rivers and lake sites. During the first and third bouts in rivers and lakes, only presence/absence of vegetation is noted; during the mid-summer bout, samples are collected via quadrats in wadeable streams, and rake collection in lakes and rivers. Ten samples are collected per site if plants are present. In wadeable streams, clip harvest samples are collected near plant transect locations. In lakes and rivers, ten randomly selected points are sampled at depths that are colonized by plants. Aquatic macroalgae vouchers are preserved in 2% glutaraldehyde and archived in 20 mL glass scintillation vials. Vouchers are stored in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 5de8d5fe-ce79-49ed-bed1-758bc42699f4
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMAC-CPPC

Aquatic Macroalgae Collection (Chemical Preservation [Point Counts])

This collection contains subsamples of aquatic macroalgae collected during point counts (NEON sample class: apc_perTaxon_in.sampleIDmacroalgae). Aquatic macroalgae point count data are collected three times per year at wadeable streams, during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Data are collected at ten permanent transect locations that are revisited during each sampling bout. Aquatic macroalgae vouchers are preserved in 2% glutaraldehyde. Samples are archived in 20 mL glass scintillation vials and stored in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 384188f4-d583-4045-9ac0-d72225725e64
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMIC-CP

Aquatic Microalgae Collection (Chemical Preservation)

This collection contains subsamples of aquatic microalgae preserved in either glutaraldehyde or a high-iodine Lugol'ss solution (NEON sample class: ptx_taxonomy_in.preserved). Periphyton, seston, and phytoplankton samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most approriate sampler for the habitat and substratum type, including rock scrubs, grab samples, and epiphyton. In wadeable streams, periphyton samples are collected in the two most dominant benthic habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools), and seston samples are collected from the water column near the S2 sensor. In lakes, water-column phytoplankton samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a Kemmerer sampler, and in littoral areas using the best benthic sampling method for the substratum type. In rivers, phytoplankton samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a Kemmerer sampler, and in littoral areas using the most benthic sampling method for the substratum type. All field-collected samples are split into subsamples in the domain support facility, which are either processed in the facility (ash-free dry mass) or preserved and shipped to a contracting taxonomy laboratory. All samples are archived in 20 mL glass scintillation vials and stored in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. Phytoplankton and seston samples are preserved in a 2% high-iodine Lugol'ss solution. Periphyton samples are preserved in 0.5% glutaraldehyde. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 62dbe069-7f45-4fb6-b8b3-debc610188f7
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMIC-FD

Aquatic Microalgae Collection (Freeze-dried)

This collection contains freeze-dried subsamples of aquatic microalgae (NEON sample class: ptx_taxonomy_in.freezeDried). Periphyton, seston, and phytoplankton samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most approriate sampler for the habitat and substratum type, including rock scrubs, grab samples, and epiphyton. In wadeable streams, periphyton samples are collected in the two most dominant benthic habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools), and seston samples are collected from the water column near the S2 sensor. In lakes, water-column phytoplankton samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a Kemmerer sampler, and in littoral areas using the best benthic sampling method for the substratum type. In rivers, phytoplankton samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a Kemmerer sampler, and in littoral areas using the most benthic sampling method for the substratum type. Samples within this collection are preserved by freeze-drying. Samples are archived in 20 mL glass scintillation vials and stored at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 930c8aa7-22de-4022-8553-4526417e093d
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMIC-MS

Aquatic Microalgae Collection (Microscope Slides)

This collection contains slide-mounted subsamples of aquatic microalgae (NEON sample class: ptx_taxonomy_in.slideID). Periphyton, seston, and phytoplankton samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most approriate sampler for the habitat and substratum type, including rock scrubs, grab samples, and epiphyton. In wadeable streams, periphyton samples are collected in the two most dominant benthic habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools), and seston samples are collected from the water column near the S2 sensor. In lakes, water-column phytoplankton samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a Kemmerer sampler, and in littoral areas using the best benthic sampling method for the substratum type. In rivers, phytoplankton samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a Kemmerer sampler, and in littoral areas using the most benthic sampling method for the substratum type. All field-collected samples are split into subsamples in the domain support facility, which are either processed in the facility (ash-free dry mass) or preserved and shipped to a contracting taxonomy laboratory. Algae specimens in this collection have been mounted on glass microscope slides and are archived at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: be9e9632-a4bd-45c0-ab0f-512ef0a93243
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-APLC-HVSS

Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen and Macroalgae Collection (Herbarium Vouchers [Standard Sampling])

This collections contains aquatic plant, bryophyte, and lichen specimens collected as vouchers during standard sampling (NEON sample class: apc_voucher_in.sampleID). See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: f2d646d3-c30d-419a-b9a7-a4551fe59742
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-APLC-HVCH

Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen, and Macroalgae Collection (Herbarium Vouchers [Clip Harvests])

This collection contains aquatic plant, bryophyte, and lichen specimens collected as vouchers during clip harvest sampling (NEON sample class: apl_domainLab_in.sampleIDplant). Aquatic plant, bryophyte, and lichen clip harvest sampling is conducted once per year at wadeable streams (during the mid-summer aquatic biology window) and three times per year in rivers and lake sites. During the first and third bouts in rivers and lakes, only presence/absence of vegetation is noted; during the mid-summer bout, samples are collected via quadrats in wadeable streams, and rake collection in lakes and rivers. Ten samples are collected per site if plants are present. In wadeable streams, clip harvest samples are collected near plant transect locations. In lakes and rivers, ten randomly selected points are sampled at depths that are colonized by plants. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 387bb74b-73f3-4595-9427-33278803615b
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-APLC-HVPC

Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen, and Macroalgae Collection (Herbarium Vouchers [Point Counts])

This collection contains aquatic plant, bryophyte, and lichen specimens collected as vouchers during point counts (NEON sample class: apc_perTaxon_in.sampleIDplant). Aquatic plant, bryophyte, and lichen point count data are collected three times per year at wadeable streams, during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Data are collected at ten permanent transect locations that are revisited during each sampling bout. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 04904921-5079-46a2-a947-b3d725781be1
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BMIC-CH

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (Chironomids)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Chironomid subsample from the taxonomy laboratory (NEON sample class: inv_persample_in.chironomidVialID). Benthic macroinvertebrate samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat type, including Surber, Hess, hand corer, modified kicknet, D-frame sweep, and petite ponar samplers. Macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. In wadeable streams, samples are collected in the two most dominant habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools) within each 1 km-long wadeable stream site. In lakes, samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a petite ponar, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a petite ponar sampler, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep or large-woody debris sampler. Field protocols differ depending on the habitat and substrate being sampled. However, all samples are collected from the surface of the natural substratum in each habitat. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field, returned to the domain support facility for a preservative change where a small volume of glycerol is added to help keep invertebrates from getting brittle. Samples are shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification, including count of each taxon per size class (to nearest mm) and identification to lowest practical taxon (genus or species). Chironomid subsamples are preserved in 70-95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 02922871-c010-494f-847a-2fe1fbc27b32
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BMIC-MS

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (Microscope Slides)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Subsamples of benthic macroinvertebrates that have been slide-mounted for identification purposes (NEON sample class: inv_pertaxon_in.slideID). Benthic macroinvertebrate samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat type, including Surber, Hess, hand corer, modified kicknet, D-frame sweep, and petite ponar samplers. Macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. In wadeable streams, samples are collected in the two most dominant habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools) within each 1 km-long wadeable stream site. In lakes, samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a petite ponar, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a petite ponar sampler, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep or large-woody debris sampler. Field protocols differ depending on the habitat and substrate being sampled. However, all samples are collected from the surface of the natural substratum in each habitat. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field, returned to the domain support facility for a preservative change where a small volume of glycerol is added to help keep invertebrates from getting brittle. Samples are shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification, including count of each taxon per size class (to nearest mm) and identification to lowest practical taxon (genus or species). Subsamples are mounted on glass microscope slides and stored at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 050a9105-3ed1-4785-a3b8-d6cedbccd2a6
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BMIC-OL

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (Oligochaetes)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Oligochaete subsample from the taxonomy laboratory (NEON sample class: inv_persample_in.oligochaeteVialID). Benthic macroinvertebrate samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat type, including Surber, Hess, hand corer, modified kicknet, D-frame sweep, and petite ponar samplers. Macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. In wadeable streams, samples are collected in the two most dominant habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools) within each 1 km-long wadeable stream site. In lakes, samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a petite ponar, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a petite ponar sampler, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep or large-woody debris sampler. Field protocols differ depending on the habitat and substrate being sampled. However, all samples are collected from the surface of the natural substratum in each habitat. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field, returned to the domain support facility for a preservative change where a small volume of glycerol is added to help keep invertebrates from getting brittle. Samples are shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification, including count of each taxon per size class (to nearest mm) and identification to lowest practical taxon (genus or species). Oligochaete subsamples are preserved in 70-95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0408a69c-9c8a-4c28-8daa-3d7af33c88db
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BMIC-TR

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (Taxonomy Reference Collection)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains individual invertebrate specimens included in the taxonomist's reference collection (NEON sample class: inv_pervial_in.referenceID). Benthic macroinvertebrate samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat type, including Surber, Hess, hand corer, modified kicknet, D-frame sweep, and petite ponar samplers. Macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. In wadeable streams, samples are collected in the two most dominant habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools) within each 1 km-long wadeable stream site. In lakes, samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a petite ponar, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a petite ponar sampler, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep or large-woody debris sampler. Field protocols differ depending on the habitat and substrate being sampled. However, all samples are collected from the surface of the natural substratum in each habitat. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field, returned to the domain support facility for a preservative change where a small volume of glycerol is added to help keep invertebrates from getting brittle. Samples are shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification, including count of each taxon per size class (to nearest mm) and identification to lowest practical taxon (genus or species). Reference collections are deposited at the NEON Biorepository at the end of a taxonomist's contract period. Reference collections are archived in glass vials and stored in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. Specimens are preserved in 70-95% ethanol. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 53a7eeb0-c38e-43c6-904b-437721fe83f8
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BMIC-TS

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (Taxonomy Subsample)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains identified and pooled benthic macroinvertebrates, approximately 300 individuals subsampled from each habitat (dominant and subdominant) for each sampling event (NEON sample class: inv_fielddata_in.sampleID). This collection does not contain Chironomids or Oligochaetes. Benthic macroinvertebrate samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat type, including Surber, Hess, hand corer, modified kicknet, D-frame sweep, and petite ponar samplers. Macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. In wadeable streams, samples are collected in the two most dominant habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools) within each 1 km-long wadeable stream site. In lakes, samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a petite ponar, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a petite ponar sampler, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep or large-woody debris sampler. Field protocols differ depending on the habitat and substrate being sampled. However, all samples are collected from the surface of the natural substratum in each habitat. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field, returned to the domain support facility for a preservative change where a small volume of glycerol is added to help keep invertebrates from getting brittle. Samples are shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification, including count of each taxon per size class (to nearest mm) and identification to lowest practical taxon (genus or species). Subsample vials contain at least 300 identified organisms. Specimens are preserved in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: febb7b80-169d-494b-a5a1-e2e408885219
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BMIC-UB

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (Unsorted Bulk Sample)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains unsorted bulk benthic macroinvertebrate samples collected in the field (NEON sample class: inv_fielddata_in.geneticSampleID). Benthic macroinvertebrate samples are collected three times per year at wadeable stream, river, and lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat type, including Surber, Hess, hand corer, modified kicknet, D-frame sweep, and petite ponar samplers. Macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. In wadeable streams, samples are collected in the two most dominant habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools) within each 1 km-long wadeable stream site. In lakes, samples are collected near the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors using a petite ponar, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy and two other deep-water locations using a petite ponar sampler, and in littoral areas using a D-frame sweep or large-woody debris sampler. Field protocols differ depending on the habitat and substrate being sampled. However, all samples are collected from the surface of the natural substratum in each habitat. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field, and returned to the domain support facility for a preservative change prior to shipping. The DNA samples from bout 2 (summer) are sent to an external laboratory for metabarcoding. The unsorted bulk DNA samples from bout 1 (spring) and bout 3 (autumn) are archived for future research. Unsorted bulk macroinvertebrate samples are preserved in 70-95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d92be7d9-98bd-4368-baf7-833ef14216a1
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BEMC-DNA

Benthic Microbe Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains genetic extracts of benthic microbes collected during aquatic microbial sampling (NEON sample class: mic_dnaExtraction_in.ambDnaSampleID). Benthic microbe samples are collected at the same time and location as periphyton (microalgae) samples, three times per year in wadeable streams during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using field-sterile methods using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat and substratum type, including rock scrubs, grab samples, and epiphyton. In wadeable streams, periphyton samples are collected in the two most dominant benthic habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools). Cobble scrubs are filtered on 0.22 um Sterivex capsule filters, capped and flash-frozen in the field. Grab samples of sediment (silt, sand) or plant material/epiphyton are collected when appropriate and flash frozen in the field. Frozen samples are shipped to an analytical facility for DNA extraction, sample preparation and shotgun metagenomic sequencing. Laboratory metadata are then delivered to NEON for QC testing and acceptance, and then are formatted for upload to public sequence repositories. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates are archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. The metabarcoding protocol used by Battelle Applied Genomics is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bfa83483-221f-4697-a8cc-c56ac1555913
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BEMC-SF

Benthic Microbe Collection (Sterivex Filters)

This collection contains benthic microbial samples collected on 0.22 um Sterivex capsule filters (NEON sample class: amb_fieldParent_in.archiveID). Benthic microbe samples are collected 3 times per year at the same time and location as periphyton (microalgae) samples, three times per year in wadeable streams during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Benthic microbes are not collected in lakes and rivers. Samples are collected using field-sterile methods using the most appropriate sampler for the habitat and substratum type, including rock scrubs, grab samples, and epiphyton. In wadeable streams, periphyton samples are collected in the two most dominant benthic habitat types (e.g. riffles, runs, pools, step pools). Microbial samples are collected either as whole sample (plant or sediment grab) or on 0.22 um Sterivex SVGP capsule filters, depending on substratum type at the site. Sterivex filters are capped and flash-frozen in the field and then shipped to the Biorepository to be archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 3818b5a8-60a7-4fef-b57e-8d10d430ecad
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-CARC-AP

Carabid Collection (Archive Pooling)

This collection contains subsamples of Carabid adults from pitfall sampling (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.bet). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Following trap collection, all beetles from the family Carabidae are sorted by NEON technicians and identified to species or morphospecies. A subset of collected Carabidae are pointed or pinned, while other specimens (non-pinned/non-pointed carabids, invertebrate bycatch, and vertebrate bycatch) are stored in 95% ethanol for archiving, and may be pooled into a single archive vial per plot. Regardless of storage method, all collections data are reported at a per trap resolution. A subset of pinned ground beetles (up to 467 per site per year) are sent to an expert taxonomist for secondary identification. Identifications performed on these individuals may be used to estimate uncertainty in parataxonomist identification by NEON technicians. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1f16f0ae-7c16-4b0a-9fa4-5547de954397
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-CARC-DNA

Carabid Collection (DNA Extracts)

This collection contains genetic extracts from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding from select Carabid adults collected during pitfall sampling (NEON sample class: bet_expertTaxonomistID_in.geneticSampleID). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Up to 10 individuals per species per site for a total of up to 95 individuals per site per year are selected for barcoding. Beetles that are rare, particularly difficult to identify, or poorly represented in previous collection events are prioritized for DNA sequencing. Only beetle specimens that have been identified by an expert taxonomist are eligible for DNA barcoding. Leg tissue is preserved in an appropriate tissue vial and shipped to an external lab, where DNA is extracted and target sequences amplified via PCR. Barcodes of cytochrome oxidase I are generated per specimen. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d261934e-0923-446b-9627-95be868627ab
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-CARC-PV

Carabid Collection (Pinned Vouchers)

This collection contains pinned Carabid adults from pitfall trapping (NEON sample class: bet_IDandpinning_in.individualID). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Following trap collection, all beetles from the family Carabidae are sorted by NEON technicians and identified to species or morphospecies. A subset of collected Carabidae are pointed or pinned, while other specimens (non-pinned/non-pointed carabids, invertebrate bycatch, and vertebrate bycatch) are stored in 95% ethanol for archiving, and may be pooled into a single archive vial per plot. Regardless of storage method, all collections data are reported at a per trap resolution. A subset of pinned ground beetles (up to 467 per site per year) are sent to an expert taxonomist for secondary identification. Identifications performed on these individuals may be used to estimate uncertainty in parataxonomist identification by NEON technicians. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: bcc5ee87-dd4e-42b6-aab1-306df2b5b1b7
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-CARC-TS

Carabid Collection (Trap Sorting)

This collection contains subsamples of Carabid adults from pitfall sampling (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleID.bet). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Following trap collection, all beetles from the family Carabidae are sorted by NEON technicians and identified to species or morphospecies. A subset of collected Carabidae are pointed or pinned, while other specimens (non-pinned/non-pointed carabids, invertebrate bycatch, and vertebrate bycatch) are stored in 95% ethanol for archiving, and may be pooled into a single archive vial per plot. Regardless of storage method, all collections data are reported at a per trap resolution. A subset of pinned ground beetles (up to 467 per site per year) are sent to an expert taxonomist for secondary identification. Identifications performed on these individuals may be used to estimate uncertainty in parataxonomist identification by NEON technicians. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 86b4a516-e707-47d3-a473-693c690130db
Digital Metadata: EML File


CSVColl-Vertebrates

Consortium of Small Vertebrate Collections

Contacts: CSVColl Administrator (CSVCollAdmin@asu.edu)
Related link: https://csvcoll.org
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data harvested from a data aggregator
Last Update: 16 September 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


EMEC-EMEC

Essig Museum of Entomology

The Essig Museum of Entomology on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley houses an active research collection of over 5,000,000 terrestrial arthropods. From humble beginnings as a teaching collection over a hundred years ago, through exponential growth as the California Insect Survey beginning in 1939, the Essig Museum is now one of the largest and most important university-based research collections of insects in North America. Primarily a collection of specimens from the Western Hemisphere, regional emphasis is on the eastern Pacific Rim, in particular California, Mexico, and Central America, and the islands of the central Pacific.
Contacts: Peter T Oboyski (essig.museum@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 30 April 2020
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-FISC-DNA

Fish Collection (DNA Extracts)

This collection contains genetic extracts from select fish collected during fish sampling at aquatic sites (NEON sample class: fsh_perFish_in.dnaSampleID). Fish are sampled using a combination of electrofishing, gill-nets and mini-fyke nets in wadeable streams and lakes. Fin clips are collected from 5-10 individuals of a target species. Tissues are preserved in an appropriate tissue vial and shipped to an external lab. DNA is extracted and target sequences amplified via PCR. Barcodes of cytochrome oxidase are generated per specimen. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the external lab are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding (external lab) can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1eafb9fa-1cfe-430e-8881-0bddd0dd2ede
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-FISC-V

Fish Collection (Vouchers)

This collection contains fish vouchers collected from wadeable streams and lakes (NEON sample class: fsh_perFish_in.voucherSampleID, fsh_nonTarget_in.voucherSampleID). Fish are sampled twice per year at lakes and wadeable stream sites, during spring and fall. Ten sampling reaches or segments are established at each site; with 3 fixed reaches sampled during every sampling bout and a random subset of 3 additional reaches or segments selected for sampling each year. Fish are sampled using a combination of electrofishing, gill-nets and mini-fyke nets. Field technicians identify fish to the lowest practical taxonomic level and then weigh and measure a subset of captured individuals before releasing. Only mortalities and individuals that require euthanasia due to injuries are vouchered. Vouchers that are in good condition are fixed in 10% buffered formalin preservative and then transferred to 70% ethanol or isopropanol for long-term storage. Vouchers that are in poor condition are not fixed but preserved in 95% ethanol. Specimens are archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 42e0872f-6223-4f8d-83f8-cd2f10e4b3c0
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-HEVC-GBAP

Herptile Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Archive Pooling)

This collection contains herptile specimens collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.herp). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Vertebrate bycatch is stored in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 6017b362-53ef-42ae-9c6f-157fdc5bf11b
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-HEVC-GBTS

Herptile Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Trap Sorting)

This collection contains herptile specimens collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleID.herp). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Vertebrate bycatch is stored in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: ded8d37e-cf95-4855-bf07-07e1de23e526
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-HEVC-SMMB

Herptile Voucher Collection (Small Mammal Sampling Bycatch)

This collection contains herptile bycatch collected during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_voucher_in.voucherSampleID.herp). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Vertebrate bycatch mortalities are stored in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 200f7c9b-6024-43d8-a0bc-64669ea27ee2
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-IVBC-AP

Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (Archive Pooling)

This collection contains adult non-Carabid or larval invertebrates collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.ib). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Invertebrate bycatch is pooled into a single archive vial per plot and preserved in 95% ethanol. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 11ed1d72-927b-4b7a-91ea-be9f06f58252
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-IVBC-TS

Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (Trap Sorting)

This collection contains adult non-Carabid or larval invertebrates collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleid.ib). Ground beetles are sampled using pitfall traps (16 oz deli containers filled with 150 or 250 mL of propylene glycol). Four traps are deployed in each of 10 plots at each terrestrial NEON site (40 traps per site), with traps arrayed approximately 20 meters from the center of the plot in each of the four cardinal directions. Sampling occurs biweekly throughout the growing season (when temperatures are above 4 degrees C). Invertebrate bycatch is pooled into a single archive vial per plot and preserved in 95% ethanol. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c6a1b6f1-8c83-4d3c-9833-013aa9698613
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-BL

Mammal Collection (Blood Samples)

This collection contains blood samples collected from small mammals during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.bloodSampleID). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Blood is collected using the mandibular blood sampling technique, which involves collection from the submandibular and/or facial vein or artery. Only blood samples with volumes of at least 20 microliters are sent for pathogen analysis. The remaining samples are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. Blood samples are collected at a frequency of once per individual per bout. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: d9990c88-d839-4ab2-bfb2-eee197902be9
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-DNA

Mammal Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains genetic extracts from ear punch (tissue) samples collected from select small mammals during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: TBD). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Up to 240 ear punches are collected from each target and opportunistic species per site per year. These tissues are preserved in an appropriate tissue vial and up to 95 tissue samples per domain will be shipped to an external lab. DNA will be extracted and target sequences amplified via PCR. Barcodes of cytochrome oxidase I will be generated per specimen. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 485d3418-160b-4429-938d-31de6192a143
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-EA

Mammal Collection (Ear Tissue)

This collection contains ear punch samples collected from small mammals during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.earSampleID). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). A subset of captured small mammals have tissues sampled (ear punch) for DNA analysis. A subset of those tissue samples are sent to the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding and the remaining samples are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. Ear punches are collected once per life of an individual. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0c05a0d9-8b84-4c16-9124-e48983c7daf2
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-FE

Mammal Collection (Fecal Samples)

This collection contains fecal samples collected from small mammals during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.fecalSampleID). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Fresh, uncontaminated feces are collected from an animal using either forceps or scooping the sample directly with the cryovial. Fecal samples are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: faa8a6e6-b2cd-4cda-9f17-a23972cabaec
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-HA

Mammal Collection (Hair Samples)

This collection contains hair and whisker samples collected from small mammals during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.hairSampleID). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Hair and whisker samples are archived at -80 degrees Celsius in moisture-excluding durable plastic containers. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4979149d-fc28-46d7-b17b-352c5b77a78b
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-VGBA

Mammal Collection (Vouchers [Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Archive Pooling])

Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 691e9f98-e784-4f9c-9862-73d21071109e
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-VGBT

Mammal Collection (Vouchers [Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch Trap Sorting])

This collection contains small mammals collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleID.mam). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable sites. Vertebrate bycatch is stored in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Ground Beetle Sampling and TOS Science Design for Ground Beetle Abundance and Diversity (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 81698cea-e1a8-4e9e-96d0-69c46d5c4249
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-VDP

Mammal Collection (Vouchers [Standard Sampling at Diversity Plots])

This collection contains small mammal vouchers collected during small mammal sampling at diversity plots (NEON sample classes: mam_voucher_in.voucherSampleID.mam). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Only mortalities and individuals that require euthanasia due to injuries are vouchered. The NEON Biorepository receives whole frozen specimens and prepares vouchers as either study skins with skulls (or full skeletons) or in 95% ethanol. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 9b2c07ac-1207-4c68-8d65-7834eefce200
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MAMC-VPP

Mammal Collection (Vouchers [Standard Sampling at Pathogen Plots])

This collection contains small mammal vouchers collected during small mammal sampling at pathogen plots (NEON sample classes: mam_pertrapnight_in.voucherSampleID). Small mammal sampling is based on the lunar calendar, with timing of sampling constrained to occur within 10 days before or after the new moon. Typically, core sites are sampled 6 times per year, and relocatable sites 4 times per year. Small mammals are sampled using box traps (models LFA, XLK, H.B. Sherman Traps, Inc., Tallahassee, FL, USA) and, at sites in Puerto Rico, larger wire traps suitable for catching Rattus spp. (model 201, Tomahawk Live Trap, Hazlehurst, WI, USA). Box traps are arrayed in three to eight (depending on the size of the site) 10 x 10 grids with 10m spacing between traps at all sites. Where used, wire traps are used only in alternate bouts of trapping and placed at every other trap station in the 10 x 10 grid, such that a total of 50 wire traps are set. Small mammal trapping bouts are comprised of one or three nights of trapping, depending on whether a grid is designated for pathogen sample collection (3 nights) or not (1 night). Only mortalities and individuals that require euthanasia due to injuries are vouchered. The NEON Biorepository receives whole frozen specimens and prepares vouchers as either study skins with skulls (or full skeletons) or in 95% ethanol. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 362132e9-de5e-4e2c-9b67-75d1d13e6c41
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-BI

Mosquito Collection (Bulk Identified)

This collection contains vials of identified mosquitoes stored in bulk (not pathogen tested) from CO2 trapping at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: mos_archivepooling_in.archiveVialIDList). When adult mosquitoes are active, sampling occurs (via CDC light traps) every two weeks at core sites and every four weeks at relocatable sites. A sampling bout consists of two trapping nights and the intervening day for up to ten plots per site. Following collection, samples are sent to a professional taxonomist where a subsample of each catch generated from each trap is identified to species and sex. Vials containing identified mosquitoes are archived in 2, 5, 10, or 15 mL cryovials in liquid nitrogen. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 73128ff7-fef6-450c-a1bf-697ff57a82a9
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-BU

Mosquito Collection (Bulk Unidentified)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains vials of unidentified mosquitoes stored in bulk (not pathogen tested) from CO2 trapping at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: mos_trapping_in.sampleID). When adult mosquitoes are active, sampling occurs (via CDC light traps) every two weeks at core sites and every four weeks at relocatable sites. A sampling bout consists of two trapping nights and the intervening day for up to ten plots per site. Vials containing unidentified mosquitoes are archived in 10 mL cryovials in liquid nitrogen. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: abc6c768-be20-4ef3-9e43-e86debbb4ef9
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-PE

Mosquito Collection (DNA Extracts [Pathogen Extracts])

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains pathogen extracts from mosquitoes collected during CO2 trapping at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: mos_pathogenpooling_in.testingVialID). When adult mosquitoes are active, sampling occurs (via CDC light traps) every two weeks at core sites and every four weeks at relocatable sites. A sampling bout consists of two trapping nights and the intervening day for up to ten plots per site. Mosquito legs are collected from up to 10 individuals per species per domain. A set of up to 1000 individual mosquitoes per species per site per year are targeted for pathogen testing of arboviruses within the families Bunyaviridae, Alphaviridae, and Flavivirdae. Mosquito species are prioritized into three tiers, with highest priority given to Tier 1 species (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus); followed by Tier 2 species: Culex tarsalis, Culex pipiens, and Aedes triseriatus; and then Tier 3 species: any other individuals identified to the species-level within the genera of Aedes and Culex. To be eligible for pathogen testing, a species must have a minimum of 100 (Tier 1 species) or 200 (Tiers 2 & 3) individuals present at a site in a year that are available for testing. Mosquitoes that meet pathogen-testing criteria collected within the same site and sampling bout are homogenized into a large pool of female conspecifics and then subdivided into testing vials of appropriate pool sizes for pathogen testing. Each vial is tested one or more times using a variety of methods using a variety of methods which may include RT-PCR, Vero cell culture, and melt curve assays. Pathogen extracts from the University of Massachusetts Laboratory of Medical Zoology are are archived at the NEON Biorepository in 2 mL cryovials and storedat -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c8715feb-9d36-432f-9dcd-8e90e74f5d32
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-DNA

Mosquito Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains genetic extracts from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding for select mosquitoes captured during CO2 trapping (NEON sample class: mos_barcoding_in.geneticSampleID). When adult mosquitoes are active, sampling occurs (via CDC light traps) every two weeks at core sites and every four weeks at relocatable sites. A sampling bout consists of two trapping nights and the intervening day for up to ten plots per site. Mosquito legs are collected from up to 10 individuals per species per domain. Tissues are preserved in an appropriate tissue vial and up to 95 tissue samples per domain are shipped to the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding. Barcodes of cytochrome oxidase I will be generated per specimen. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0879a940-1299-4645-850a-48760078f18c
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-PV

Mosquito Collection (Pinned Vouchers)

This collection contains pinned mosquito vouchers from CO2 trapping (NEON sample class: mos_identification_in.individualIDList). When adult mosquitoes are active, sampling occurs (via CDC light traps) every two weeks at core sites and every four weeks at relocatable sites. A sampling bout consists of two trapping nights and the intervening day for up to ten plots per site. Following collection, samples are sent to a professional taxonomist where a subsample of each catch generated from each trap is identified to species and sex. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 33d0932b-dcb6-4583-8535-1b1f9e014bb6
Digital Metadata: EML File


MSB-MAMM

Museum of Southwestern Biology - Mammal specimens

Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, NM. The Division of Mammals contains over 325,000 catalogued specimens and is now the 2nd largest in the world. Specimens date back to the 1880's with the majority documenting the rapid environmental change that has occurred since the 1950's. The collections are taxonomically broad, representing 27 orders, 106 families, 531 genera, ~1,700 species. The majority from the Orders Rodentia (257,000), Chiroptera (26,000), Carnivora (20,000), Soricomorpha (15,000) and Artiodactyla (7,700). The collections are world-wide in scope (78 countries and all 50 US states) with particularly strong holdings from Western North America (225,000 specimens), Beringia and high latitudes (37,000 from Alaska, Russia and Canada), Mongolia (6,500 specimens and parasites), and Latin America (10,200 specimens from Bolivia 7,000 from Chile; 10,000 from Panama). The collection contains 85 holotypes or paratypes, 179 parasite symbiotypes and 22 virus symbiotypes. Important collections integrated into the MSB include the USGS Biological Surveys collection (30,000), the UIMNH (Hoffmeister) Collection (33,000), and the Rausch Collection (4,000 specimens and parasites). Specimens range from traditional skin/skull and fluid vouchers to "holistic vouchers" containing skin, skull, post-cranial skeleton, up to seven tissue types (heart, kidney, liver, lung, spleen, muscle, blood), cell suspensions, and ecto and endo parasites. Additionally, frozen tissue samples are available for about 200,000 individual mammals and date back to the late 1970's. 37,000 specimens have serology data associated with hantavirus surveillance programs in the Americas. The MSB houses an extensive archive of field journals and catalogues that date to the 1900's and are associated with specimens held in the collection. The collections are growing rapidly through the active research programs of curators, staff and students and ongoing collaborations with other institutions and governmental agencies.
Contacts: Jon Dunnum (jldunnum@unm.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 20 January 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Access Rights: http://arctosdb.org/home/data/


ASU-NEON-IV

NEON Biorepository Invertebrate Collections at Arizona State University

Contacts: Andrew Johnston (ajohnston@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 259967d9-164c-4960-815a-5b72f9b10592
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-PMFC

Particulate Mass Filter Collection

This collection contains quartz microfiber particulate mass filters (NEON sample class: dpm_fieldData_in.sampleID). Particulate mass sampling is executed at 6 of NEON'ss terrestrial sites, located in Domains 10, 13, and 15. The subset of sites included for sampling are those in the Basin and Range, Eastern and Western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and the Eastern plains of Colorado. This selection of sites enables focus on transportation of particulate matter from the Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau by prevailing westerly winds over the Colorado Rocky Mountains, to receptor sites in the Rockies and Great Plains. Samples are collected by an automated assembly that pulls air through a quartz microfiber filter with a porosity of 10 micrometers, to collect PM10. Filters are weighed at high precision pre- and post-deployment to determine dust deposition mass. In addition to determining mass concentration of PM10, filters from the particulate mass analyzers are archived at 4 degrees Celsius in air-tight plastic sleeves. Subsamples of the filters are available to the science community upon request to enable the assessment of chemical and nutrient inputs in the region. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e9a809ad-015f-40bb-8633-b0fc468d5c64
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-OPAL

Prototype and Legacy NEON Samples

This collection contains a number of samples distributed across sample types. These samples are variously out-of-place due to prototype protocols and data generation practices. In general, these samples refer to data found within the NEON prototype data sets available here: https://data.neonscience.org/en/web/neondata/prototype-search
Contacts:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 71b636ee-6dbf-40b1-a93a-c1c2f590e18a
Digital Metadata: EML File


SCAN

SCAN Portal Network Arthropod Specimens

The Symbiota Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN) serves specimen occurrence records and images from over 100 North American arthropod collections for all arthropod taxa. The focus is on North America but global in scope. SCAN is built on Symbiota, a web-based collections database system that is used for other taxonomic data portals, including (Symbiota Portals). SCAN is the primary repository for occurrence data produced by the three continuing Thematic Collections Networks (TCNs), the Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN TCN), the Lepidoptera of North America Network (LepNet TCN), and arthropod data produced by InvertEBase TCN. InvertEBase serves occurrence data for mollusk and other non-arthropod taxa. We also host observational data, the largest data provider is iNaturalist. Each collection is primarily responsible for their data and we have structured the database to make it easy to include collections of interest when querying the database.
Contacts: Neil Cobb (Neil.Cobb@nau.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data harvested from a data aggregator
Last Update: 17 September 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


SEINet-Plants

SEINet Portal Network Botanical Specimens

Contacts: SEINet Portal Administrator (seinetAdmin@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data harvested from a data aggregator
Last Update: 17 September 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-SOIC-DP

Soil Collection (Distributed Periodic)

This collection contains air-dried soil samples collected at NEON terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: sls_bgcSubsampling_in.bgcArchiveID). Soil biogeochemical samples are collected once every 5 years. Soil sampling is conducted to a maximum depth of 30 ± 1 cm where possible. Mineral horizons are sampled using a 2 ± 0.5 inch diameter coring device, when possible. Where rockiness or other site soil characteristics make it difficult to use this diameter range, other diameters will be employed. When organic and mineral horizons are present within a single profile they are separated prior to analysis and archiving. However, other sub-horizons will not be separated. Soil from the O horizon is homogenized and air-dried, but NOT sieved prior to archiving. Soil from the mineral horizons is homogenized and air-dried and then sieved (2 mm) prior to archiving. If multiple cores are collected at a location, the cores are combined to create one composite sample of the M horizon. The number of M horizon cores needed per location depends on factors including the soil corer used, type of sampling bout, and local soil conditions. Soil subsamples are archived in glass jars and stored at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. A more detailed characterization of the dominant soil types occurred during the construction period of NEON through two projects. One project was led by the Terrestrial Instrumentation System (TIS) unit and included a thorough description of one large soil pit ("megapit") dug at the NEON tower location from the surface to 2 meters depth (or bedrock) at each core and relocatable site. These data are available in NEON data products Soil Physical Properties (Megapit) and Soil Chemical Properties (Megapit). The second project was carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and characterized soil physical and chemical properties (including bulk density) to 1 m depth at a subset of the Terrestrial Observation System (TOS) distributed soil plots, many of which overlap with ongoing NEON soil sampling. These data are available in NEON data products Soil Chemical Properties (Distributed Initial Characterization) and Soil Physical Properties (Distributed Initial Characterization).
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: cfb05bfe-b267-471a-b538-e5b644e3afa7
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-SOMC-BS

Soil Microbe Collection (Bulk Subsamples)

This collection contains bulk soil samples for microbial sequencing analyses (NEON sample classes: sls_soilCoreCollection_in.geneticArchiveSample1ID, sls_soilCoreCollection_in.geneticArchiveSample2ID, sls_soilCoreCollection_in.geneticArchiveSample3ID, sls_soilCoreCollection_in.geneticArchiveSample4ID, sls_soilCoreCollection_in.geneticArchiveSample5ID). At most sites, sampling bouts occur three times during the year in order to capture the prevailing conditions at the site during different seasons. Samples are collected on dry ice in the field and archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocol. Visit https://data.neonscience.org/data-products/explore for NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: e7608d23-4c8d-43bc-bc6e-98e8ab30e769
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-SOMC-DNA

Soil Microbe Collection (DNA Extracts )

This collection contains genetic extracts from soil microbes collected during terrestrial soil sampling (NEON sample class: mic_dnaExtraction_in.soilDnaSampleID). Three pre-determined, randomly assigned locations are selected for each sampling event within each of 10 plots distributed throughout a site; sampling locations within a plot are not re-sampled. Soil metagenomics sampling occurs annually during the historic peak in vegetation greenness. Soil samples are collected to a maximum depth of 30 cm, with organic and mineral soils sampled separately. Subsamples of homogenized soil (rocks, roots and organic debris removed) from each of the 3 sampling locations are combined to form a plot-level composite sample that is used for metagenomics analysis. Samples are frozen on dry ice and shipped to an analytical facility for DNA extraction, sample preparation and shotgun metagenomic sequencing. Laboratory metadata are then delivered to NEON for QC testing and acceptance, and then are formatted for upload to public sequence repositories. Genetic extracts are shipped from the analytical facility in 96-well plates to the NEON Biorepository to be archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. The metabarcoding protocol used by Battelle Applied Genomics is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 240b1266-5618-4b82-8be2-14cf9d2f6eb6
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-SWMC-DNA

Surface Water Microbe Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains genetic extracts from surface water microbes collected during aquatic microbial sampling (NEON sample class: mic_dnaExtraction_in.amcDnaSampleID). Surface water metagenomic samples are collected at the same time and location as surface water chemistry samples once per month in wadeable streams (12 times per year) and every-other month in lakes and rivers (6 times per year). In wadeable streams, samples are collected near the downstream S2 sensor location. In lakes, samples are collected near the the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors, and sampling depth(s) is dependent on lake stratification. In rivers, samples are collected near the buoy sensor. The filters are frozen on dry ice in the field, and later are shipped on dry ice to an analytical facility for DNA extraction, sample preparation and shotgun metagenomic sequencing. Laboratory metadata are then delivered to NEON for QC testing and acceptance, and then are formatted for upload to public sequence repositories. Details on sampling locations and timing are provided in the NEON document Surface Water Chemistry Sampling in Aquatic Habitats (https://data.neonscience.org/documents). Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from Battelle Applied Genomics are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. The metabarcoding protocol used by Battelle Applied Genomics is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a8259a78-67f6-4045-b006-4d67035549f6
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-SWMC-SF

Surface Water Microbe Collection (Sterivex Filters)

This collection contains surface water microbe samples collected on 0.22 um Sterivex capsule filters (NEON sample class: amc_fieldCellCounts_in.archiveID). Surface water microbe samples are collected at the same time and location as surface water cell count samples and surface water chemistry samples once per month in wadeable streams (12 times per year) and every-other month in lakes and rivers (6 times per year). Details on sampling locations and timing are provided in the NEON document titled Surface Water Chemistry Sampling in Aquatic Habitats (https://data.neonscience.org/documents). In wadeable streams, surface water microbe samples are collected near the downstream S2 sensor location. In lakes, microbial samples are collected near the the buoy, inlet, and outlet sensors, and sampling depth(s) is dependent on lake stratification. In rivers, microbial samples are collected near the buoy sensor. Water samples are filtered on 0.22 um Sterivex capsule filters, capped and flash-frozen in the field. Sterivex filters are archived at the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocol.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 10d96d50-a50c-43ac-8419-ab9fd02bef37
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-BBM

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Belowground Biomass [Megapit])

This collection contains belowground biomass samples collected from the megapit at each terrestrial site (NEON sample class: mpr_perrootsample_in.archiveID). Each site is sampled a single time. At each site, a soil pit is dug in the dominant soil type to a maximum depth of 2 m. On the exposed face of the soil pit, a tape measure visually divides the soil profile into 10 cm depth increments. Each soil pit has three vertically-oriented sampling profiles, roughly corresponding to the left, center, and right of the pit sampling face. These profiles are referred to as profiles number 1, 2 and 3, respectively. From each profile, a block of soil is removed from each 10 cm depth increment, starting from the surface down to 100 cm. Once a depth of 100 cm is reached, each profile is divided into 20 cm depth increments. By the end of sampling, up to 45 soil samples are collected. Roots are sieved and then divided into four categories distinguishing between status (alive or dead) and size (> 2mm and < 2 mm, unless otherwise noted). Samples are archived in 20 mL scintillation vials (glass or HDPE) and stored at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 1c9ef092-daac-4fff-bdd4-6f1757e05446
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-BBS

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Belowground Biomass [Standard Sampling])

This collection contains oven-dried belowground biomass samples from Tower plots (NEON sample class: bbc_chemistryPooling_in.bgcArchiveID). At each terrestrial NEON site, roots are sampled from base plots (20-30) within the tower airshed (Tower plots) every five years. In each Tower plot, one or two clip cells (depending on plot size) are randomly chosen out of the pre-determined clip cell locations for root coring. The same clip cells are also used for annual aboveground Herbaceous Biomass sampling. In 20m x 20m Tower plots, two soil cores are sampled from one clip cell per bout. In 40m x 40m Tower plots soil core sampling occurs in two (out of four) randomly assigned 20m x 20m subplots, and two soil cores are sampled from one clip cell per subplot per bout. A root core is taken to 30 cm maximum depth from both the northern and southern end of the clip cell. Samples are cored to 30 cm depth in order to be consistent with the sampling depth used for soil biogeochemistry and microbe sampling. Roots are sorted to two status classes (live or dead) and the following size category bins: < 0.5 mm, 0.5-1 mm, 1-2 mm, and 2-10 mm. Dead roots are not archived. A subsample of the each size class of live roots are archived if the total pooled dry mass for a size class is greater than 1 gram (enough material is available after analyses for stable isotopes and chemical properties). Archived samples are oven-dried at 65 degrees Celsius for at least 48 hours then ground in a Wiley mill to 20 mesh size (sieve opening size = 0.0331 in) then transferred to a 20 mL HDPE scintillation vial. Archived samples are stored at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c3411038-6652-449b-a49e-dd30ff5b7127
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-CF

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Canopy Foliage)

This collection contains oven-dried canopy foliage collected from NEON terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: cfc_chemistrySubsampling_in.archiveSampleID). Each NEON site conducts canopy foliage sampling once every 5 years and is scheduled to begin within ± 2 weeks of the anticipated midpoint of the Aerial Observation Platform (AOP) flight window at the site. A subset of the 40 x 40 meter Distributed Base Plots located across the study area are used for canopy foliage sampling. In forest and shrubland sites, these plots overlap with those used for Vegetation Structure (VST) monitoring. In sites dominated by woody cover (e.g., forests and shrubland), the general procedure is to sample at least one individual of each species found in the site-level, sunlit canopy. For the more common species, replicates are taken, spanning whatever gradients are relevant to a site (topography, aspect, soil type, stand age, etc.). In high-diversity sites, rare species are sampled, but only where feasible (e.g., target taxa with sunlit foliage present in a CFC plot). Each site has a target sample number proportional to its canopy diversity, as assessed using stem counts. Target taxa lists including per-species sample numbers have been generated by NEON Science and are included in the Sampling Support Library (SSL). In systems dominated by herbaceous vegetation, bulk herbaceous plant biomass is harvested from a set of assigned plots using clip strips. Subsamples for archive are oven-dried at 65 degrees Celsius for at least 48 hours then ground in a Wiley mill to 20 mesh size (sieve opening size = 0.0331 in). Archived samples are stored at room temperature in 20 mL HDPE scintillation vials. See related link below for protocol.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 671f9183-1357-485f-a42d-3df32d58f2b1
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-HV

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Herbarium Vouchers)

This collection contains terrestrial plant vouchers collected from select species during plant diversity sampling (NEON sample class: div_voucher_in.voucherSampleID.pla). Plant species diversity is measured once or twice annually in the field. The plot-based method yields plant species data at multiple scales that provide an understanding of changes in composition, distribution, and abundance of native and non-native plant species. The data is comparable within and across NEON sites and to other continental plant diversity efforts to allow for a comprehensive understanding of the impacts of the drivers of change on the diversity of plant species and the functional role they play in ecological systems. A subset of observed plant species is collected and archived. These vouchers are housed at NEON facilities for reference and archived in the NEON Biorepository's herbarium. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 951b3637-fded-4c51-a565-e0e12063c408
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-LT

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Leaf Tissue)

This collection contains plant tissue collected from select plant species during plant diversity sampling (NEON sample class: div_geneticarchive_in.geneticSampleID). Plant species diversity is measured once or twice annually in the field. The plot-based method yields plant species data at multiple scales that provide an understanding of changes in composition, distribution, and abundance of native and non-native plant species. A subset of observed plant species is collected and archived. Leaf tissue is also collected and curated for analysis of plant genetic diversity over space and time. Leaf tissue collected in the field is immediately placed in coin envelopes, then into resealable plastic bags filled with desiccant to begin the air-drying process. Once dry, leaf tissue is shipped to the NEON Biorepository where it is archived in its original coin envelope at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4d84b758-d878-4a77-bb84-ea1384c4ca69
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-LF

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Litterfall)

This collection contains oven-dried terrestrial litterfall samples (NEON sample class: ltr_chemistrySubsampling_in.archiveSampleID). Litterfall is defined as shed leaves and needles, reproductive parts (i.e. flowers, fruits, cones, seeds, etc.), and fine woody debris with butt-end diameter < 2 cm. Up to two trap-pairs (ground + elevated) are deployed per plot in forested ecosystems. Elevated litter traps are designed to be large enough that the average size of abundant foliage and fine woody debris elements are easily intercepted by the trap. Ground traps are intended to intercept particularly large foliage elements that will not fit in elevated traps (e.g. palm fronds), and fine woody debris pieces that are too long to be sampled in elevated traps including small diameter branches. Both elevated and ground traps are established in Tower Plots. The timing and frequency of sampling for elevated traps depends on the dominate vegetation type at the site. Ground traps are sampled once annually (± 2 weeks) at Tower Plots. The sampling interval of elevated litter traps is variable by dominant overstory vegetation. Deciduous forests are sampled once in the spring then multiple times during fall senescence; evergreen and coniferous forests are sampled year round. Traps are consistent with those used by the Smithsonian Center for Tropical Forest Science (CTFS). Mass data for each collection event are measured separately for functional groups: Leaves, Needles, Twigs/branches, Woody material, Seeds, Flowers and other non-woody reproductive structures, Other, and Mixed (unsorted). Once every five years, samples from a single collection will be analyzed for total C, N, and stable isotopes of C and N. Subsamples for archive are oven-dried at 65 degrees Celsius for at least 48 hours then ground in a Wiley mill to 20 mesh size (sieve opening size = 0.0331 in) then transferred to a 20 mL HDPE scintillation vial. Archived samples are stored at room temperature. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 703c4d63-ea7f-4e3a-bbe0-f918fa701b31
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TICC-PE

Tick Collection (DNA Extracts [Pathogen Extracts])

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains pathogen DNA extracts collected from tick pathogen plots (NEON sample class: tck_pathogenresults_in.testingID). Ticks are collected using drag cloths and are then sent to a professional taxonomist to be identified to species and sex. A subset are tested for the presence of viral and protozoan pathogens. The NEON Biorepository receives genomic DNA extracts from individual nymphs of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum which include tick and any associated pathogen DNA. The extracts have already been analyzed for pathogen presence via and are stored in -80 degree Celsius freezers. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 4b797d8b-8368-425f-b614-a0e99769788a
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-WDC

Wet Deposition Collection

This collection contains wet deposition samples collected during precipitation events at NEON terrestrial and aquatic sites (NEON sample class: wdp_collection_in.chemSubsampleID). Samples are collected in a climate controlled wet deposition collector located at the tower top of terrestrial sites, and at the meteorologic tower of select aquatic sites. The automated assembly detects precipitation with an optical sensor and opens to collect wet deposition during all rain events. This allows for all types of precipitation to enter the glass collection bottles located within the enclosure. Once precipitation has ceased (as detected by the optical precipitation detector), the retractable lid closes until the next precipitation event is detected. Every two weeks samples are retrieved. A portion of the sample is filtered and sent to an analytical facility for analysis of major ions, pH, and conductivity. The remaining (unused) portion of the sample is not filtered and archived at 4 degrees Celsius for five years. Samples are stored in plastic Nalgene bottles, either PP or HDPE. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. Please note that associated datasets include important remarks and notes from the analysis laboratory about the condition of each sample (for example, if debris or contaminants were observed in the sample).
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 38a24266-41fc-4d85-92d1-2599449afbf4
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-ZOOC-DNA

Zooplankton Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains genetic extracts from homogenized zooplankton samples collected during zooplankton sampling in lakes (NEON sample class: zoo_dnaExtraction_in.dnaSampleID). Zooplankton DNA samples are collected three times per year at lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using either a tow net (water deeper than 4 m) or a Schindler-Patalas trap (water shallower than 4 m) depending on the depth at the sampling location. Samples are collected near the NEON profiling buoy as well as the inlet and outlet sensor sets. Zooplankton DNA samples are preserved in ethanol in the field. The samples from bout 2 (summer) are shipped to an external facility for homogenization and high-throughput sequencing (metabarcoding). Genetic extracts in 96-well plates are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products. The metabarcoding analysis protocol used by Jonah Ventures (external facility) is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents). Additional information about Jonah Ventures can be found at https://jonahventures.com/.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 51a96af9-103a-4578-a1b7-64975ac8ea5a
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-ZOOC-RB

Zooplankton Collection (Remaining Bulk Taxonomy Sample)

This collection contains the remaining unsorted bulk zooplankton samples (NEON sample class: zoo_fieldData_in.sampleID). Zooplankton samples are collected three times per year at lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using either a tow net (water deeper than 4 m) or a Schindler-Patalas trap (water shallower than 4 m) depending on the depth at the sampling location. Samples are collected near the NEON profiling buoy as well as the inlet and outlet sensor sets. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field and shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification, including count of each taxon, summary length and width measurement for each taxon per sample (to nearest mm) and identification to lowest practical taxon (genus or species). The samples in this collection include the remainder of the unsorted sample that was collected for morphological taxonomy. Samples are preserved in 70% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0d3a0264-fbf0-4fa1-aa23-07e8a48a9f55
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-ZOOC-TR

Zooplankton Collection (Taxonomy Reference Collection)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains individual zooplankton removed from the archived sample to be included in the taxonomist's reference collection (NEON sample class: zoo_perVial_in.referenceID). Zooplankton samples are collected three times per year at lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using either a tow net (water deeper than 4 m) or a Schindler-Patalas trap (water shallower than 4 m) depending on the depth at the sampling location. Samples are collected near the NEON profiling buoy as well as the inlet and outlet sensor sets. Samples are preserved in ethanol in the field and shipped to a taxonomy lab for sorting and identification. Reference collections are deposited at the NEON Biorepository at the end of a taxonomist's contract period. Reference collections are archived in glass vials and stored in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. Specimens are preserved in 70-95% ethanol. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: a340cac4-04dd-4de6-abaa-06ee74e4a3ad
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-ZOOC-UB

Zooplankton Collection (Unsorted Bulk Sample)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. This collection contains unsorted bulk zooplankton samples (NEON sample class: zoo_fieldData_in.sampleID.dna). Zooplankton samples are collected three times per year at lake sites during aquatic biology bout windows, roughly in spring, summer, and fall. Samples are collected using either a tow net (water deeper than 4 m) or a Schindler-Patalas trap (water shallower than 4 m) depending on the depth at the sampling location. Samples are collected near the NEON profiling buoy as well as the inlet and outlet sensor sets. During each sampling bout, three samples are collected for morphological taxonomy and three samples for DNA. The DNA samples from bout 2 (summer) are sent to an external laboratory for metabarcoding. The unsorted bulk DNA samples from bout 1 (spring) and bout 3 (autumn) are archived for future research. Unsorted bulk zooplankton samples are preserved in 30-40% ethanol (prior to 2020) or 95% ethanol (2020 and beyond) and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See related links below for protocols and NEON related data products.
Contacts: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: c87168f9-5187-4688-aa7b-b4e65d00bb38
Digital Metadata: EML File