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NEON-AMAC

Aquatic Macroalgae Collection

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Subsample for aquatic macroalgae taxonomy from clip harvest and point counts (NEON sample classes: apl_domainLab_in.sampleIDmacroalgae, apc_perTaxon_in.sampleIDmacroalgae). Aquatic macroalgae clip harvest samples are collected in wadeable streams, rivers, and lakes. Clip harvest samples are collected once per year during the mid-summer aquatic biological sampling bout, and additional presence/absence data are collected in lakes and rivers during bouts 1 and 3 (similar to point transect data for streams). Grab samples are collected from a known benthic area, separated by taxon in the domain lab, identified, and processed for dry mass and ash-free dry mass. Aquatic macroalgae point counts samples are collected at 10 permanent transects in wadeable streams three times per year. Aquatic macroalgae samples 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen and Macroalgae Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Aquatic Plant Bryophyte Macroalgae Clip Harvest and Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen, and Macroalgae Point Counts in Wadeable Streams.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMIC-CP

Aquatic Microalgae Collection (Chemical Preservation)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Subsample for algae taxonomy (NEON sample class: ptx_taxonomy_in.preserved). Benthic and water column field samples are collected in wadeable streams, rivers, and lakes, three times per year during the growing season using the type of sampler most suitable to the habitat and substratum types present at the site. 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’s solution. Periphyton samples are preserved in 0.5% glutaraldehyde. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Periphyton and Phytoplankton Sampling and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Periphyton, Seston, and Phytoplankton Chemical Properties (chlorophyll, pheophytin, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur isotopes) and Periphyton, Seston, and Phytoplankton Collection.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMIC-FD

Aquatic Microalgae Collection (Freeze-dried)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Subsample for algae taxonomy (freeze-dried; NEON sample class: ptx_taxonomy_in.freezeDried). Benthic and water column field samples are collected in wadeable streams, rivers, and lakes, three times per year during the growing season using the type of sampler most suitable to the habitat and substratum types present at the site. Samples within this collection are preserved by freeze-drying. Samples are archived in 20 mL glass scintillation vials and stored at room temperature. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Periphyton and Phytoplankton Sampling and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Periphyton, Seston, and Phytoplankton Chemical Properties (chlorophyll, pheophytin, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur isotopes) and Periphyton, Seston, and Phytoplankton Collection.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-AMIC-MS

Aquatic Microalgae Collection (Microscope Slides)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Slide-mounted subsample for algae taxonomy (NEON sample class: ptx_taxonomy_in.slideID). Benthic and water column field samples are collected in wadeable streams, rivers, and lakes, three times per year during the growing season using the type of sampler most suitable to the habitat and substratum types present at the site. Algae specimens in this collection have been mounted on glass microscope slides and are archived at room temperature. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Periphyton and Phytoplankton Sampling and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Periphyton, Seston, and Phytoplankton Chemical Properties (chlorophyll, pheophytin, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur isotopes) and Periphyton, Seston, and Phytoplankton Collection.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-APLC-HVCH

Aquatic Plant Collection (Herbarium Vouchers from Clip Harvests)

Aquatic plant specimen collected as a voucher during clip harvest (NEON sample class: apl_domainLab_in.sampleIDplant). See NEON Standard Operating Procedure: Plant Pressing, Mounting, and Labeling (Herbarium Techniques) and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen and Macroalgae Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contact: 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 Collection (Herbarium Vouchers from Point Counts)

Aquatic plant specimen collected as a voucher during point counts (NEON sample class: apc_perTaxon_in.sampleIDplant). See NEON Standard Operating Procedure: Plant Pressing, Mounting, and Labeling (Herbarium Techniques) and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen and Macroalgae Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contact: 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-APLC-HVSS

Aquatic Plant Collection (Herbarium Vouchers from Standard Sampling)

Aquatic plant specimen collected for the aquatic plant voucher collection (NEON sample class: apc_voucher_in.sampleID). See NEON Standard Operating Procedure: Plant Pressing, Mounting, and Labeling (Herbarium Techniques) and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen and Macroalgae Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contact: 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-HEAC

Aquatic Plant, Algae, Bryophyte, and Lichen Herbarium Collection

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Herbarium vouchers collected during aquatic plant taxonomy point counts, aquatic plant taxonomy clip harvests, and aquatic plant voucher collections (NEON sample classes: apc_perTaxon_in.sampleIDplant, apl_domainLab_in.sampleIDplant, apc_voucher_in.sampleID). See NEON Standard Operating Procedure: Plant Pressing, Mounting, and Labeling (Herbarium Techniques) and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen and Macroalgae Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Aquatic Plant Bryophyte Macroalgae Clip Harvest and Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen, and Macroalgae Point Counts in Wadeable Streams, and Aquatic Plant and Bryophyte Chemical Properties (carbon and nitrogen, at a minimum).
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BBSC

Belowground Biomass Collection

Belowground biomass subsample for archive (NEON sample class: bbc_chemistryPooling_in.bgcArchiveID). NEON Tower Plots are sampled for plant fine root biomass every 3-5 years to a maximum depth of 30 cm, and these samples are gathered either with relatively large diameter cores (5-10 cm diameter), or by cutting monoliths with a soil knife (with approximate surface dimensions of 10 cm [W] x 10 cm [L]). 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Soil Pit Sampling for Plant Belowground Biomass (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Root Stable Isotopes, Root Chemical Properties, and Root Sampling Tower Plots .
Contact: 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-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 macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. Habitats sampled focus on riffles, runs, and pools depending on the percent cover of each habitat within each 1 km-long NEON Aquatic wadeable stream site, and pelagic and littoral samples in lakes and non-wadeable streams (or rivers). Five samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the dominant habitat type (wadeable stream) or littoral area (lake and river), and three samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the sub-dominant habitat type (wadeable streams) or pelagic area (lakes and rivers). An additional three samples for DNA metabarcoding are collected in the dominant habitat type, for a total of eight taxonomy samples plus three DNA samples (11 samples total) on a given sampling date at a site. 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. Chironomid subsamples are preserved in 70-95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Macroinvertebrate Collection and Macroinvertebrate DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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-DNA

Benthic Macroinvertebrate Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Genetic extracts from Jonah Ventures for homogenized benthic macroinvertbrate samples collected during aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling (NEON sample class: inv_dnaExtraction_in.dnaSampleID). Benthic macroinvertebrates at NEON aquatic sites (lakes, rivers and wadeable streams) are sampled three times per year at each site, roughly spring, summer, and autumn. Benthic macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. Habitats sampled focus on riffles, runs, and pools depending on the percent cover of each habitat within each 1 km-long NEON Aquatic wadeable stream site, and pelagic and littoral samples in lakes and non-wadeable streams (or rivers). 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. Five samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the dominant habitat type (wadeable stream) or littoral area (lake and river), and three samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the sub-dominant habitat type (wadeable streams) or pelagic area (lakes and rivers). An additional three samples for DNA are collected in the dominant habitat type. The DNA samples from bout 2 (summer) are sent to an external laboratory for DNA metabarcoding. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from Jonah Ventures are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Macroinvertebrate Collection and Macroinvertebrate DNA Barcode. The metabarcoding analysis protocol used by Jonah Ventures is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents). Additional information about Jonah Ventures can be found at https://jonahventures.com/.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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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. Subsample of benthic macroinvertebrates that have been slide-mounted for identification purposes (NEON sample class: inv_pertaxon_in.slideID). Benthic macroinvertebrates at NEON aquatic sites (lakes, rivers and wadeable streams) are sampled three times per year at each site, roughly spring, summer, and autumn. Benthic macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. Habitats sampled focus on riffles, runs, and pools depending on the percent cover of each habitat within each 1 km-long NEON Aquatic wadeable stream site, and pelagic and littoral samples in lakes and non-wadeable streams (or rivers). 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. Five samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the dominant habitat type (wadeable stream) or littoral area (lake and river), and three samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the sub-dominant habitat type (wadeable streams) or pelagic area (lakes and rivers). An additional three samples for DNA are collected in the dominant habitat type. Subsamples are mounted on glass microscope slides and stored at room temperature. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Macroinvertebrate Collection and Macroinvertebrate DNA Barcode.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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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 macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. Habitats sampled focus on riffles, runs, and pools depending on the percent cover of each habitat within each 1 km-long NEON Aquatic wadeable stream site, and pelagic and littoral samples in lakes and non-wadeable streams (or rivers). Five samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the dominant habitat type (wadeable stream) or littoral area (lake and river), and three samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the sub-dominant habitat type (wadeable streams) or pelagic area (lakes and rivers). An additional three samples for DNA metabarcoding are collected in the dominant habitat type, for a total of eight taxonomy samples plus three DNA samples (11 samples total) on a given sampling date at a site. 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. Oligochaete subsamples are preserved in 70-95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Macroinvertebrate Collection and Macroinvertebrate DNA Barcode.
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Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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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. Individual invertebrate removed from the archived sample to be included in the taxonomist's reference collection (NEON sample class: inv_pervial_in.referenceID). 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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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. Pooled collection of identified 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 macroinvertebrates are sampled three times per year at at NEON aquatic sites (lakes, rivers and wadeable streams), roughly in spring, summer, and autumn. Benthic macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. Habitats sampled focus on riffles, runs, and pools depending on the percent cover of each habitat within each 1 km-long NEON Aquatic wadeable stream site, and pelagic and littoral samples in lakes and non-wadeable streams (or rivers). 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. Five samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the dominant habitat type (wadeable stream) or littoral area (lake and river), and three samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the sub-dominant habitat type (wadeable streams) or pelagic area (lakes and rivers). 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Macroinvertebrate Collection and Macroinvertebrate DNA Barcode.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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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. Unsorted bulk benthic macroinvertebrate samples taken in the field (NEON sample class: inv_fielddata_in.geneticSampleID). Benthic macroinvertebrates at NEON aquatic sites (lakes, rivers and wadeable streams) are sampled three times per year at each site, roughly spring, summer, and autumn. Benthic macroinvertebrates are sampled using a percent-based macrohabitat approach. Habitats sampled focus on riffles, runs, and pools depending on the percent cover of each habitat within each 1 km-long NEON Aquatic wadeable stream site, and pelagic and littoral samples in lakes and non-wadeable streams (or rivers). 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. Five samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the dominant habitat type (wadeable stream) or littoral area (lake and river), and three samples for morphological taxonomy are collected in the sub-dominant habitat type (wadeable streams) or pelagic area (lakes and rivers). An additional three samples for DNA are collected in the dominant habitat type. 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Sampling and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Macroinvertebrate Collection and Macroinvertebrate DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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. Genetic extracts from Battelle Applied Genomics for shotgun metagenomic sequencing of benthic microbes collected during aquatic microbial sampling (NEON sample class: mic_dnaExtraction_in.ambDnaSampleID). Benthic microbes are collected 3 times per year in wadeable streams at the same time and location as algal periphyton samples. Benthic microbes are not collected in lakes and rivers. Benthic biofilms are collected in wadeable streams during periods of stable stream flow using a series of scrubbing procedures, depending on habitat and substratum type. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from Battelle Applied Genomics are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See protocol AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Microbial Sampling and science design and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Benthic Microbe Group Abundances, Benthic Microbe Metagenome Sequences, and Benthic Microbe Marker Gene Sequences. The metabarcoding protocol used by Battelle Applied Genomics is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
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Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-BEMC-SF

Benthic Microbe Collection (Sterivex Filters)

Subsample for benthic microbes archive (NEON sample class: amb_fieldParent_in.archiveID). Benthic microbes are collected 3 times per year in wadeable streams at the same time and location as algal periphyton samples. Benthic microbes are not collected in lakes and rivers. Benthic biofilms are collected in wadeable streams during periods of stable stream flow using a series of scrubbing procedures, depending on habitat and substratum type. Microbial samples are collected either as whole sample (plant or sediment grab) or on 0.22 um Sterivex SVGP® L10RC capsule filters for archive and analysis, depending on substratum type at the site. Samples are archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See protocol AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Microbial Sampling and science design and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Benthic microbe group abundances, Benthic microbe metagenome sequences, and Benthic microbe marker gene sequences.
Contact: 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-CFSC

Canopy Foliage Collection

Canopy foliage subsample for archive (NEON sample class: cfc_chemistrySubsampling_in.archiveSampleID). Canopy foliage sampling is conducted at each NEON site once every 5 years, with interannual schedules chosen by Science and Field Operations leadership to optimize linkages with the Airborne Observation Platform (AOP). The timing of airborne data collection by the AOP, which coincides with the approximate timing of peak greenness, largely determines the timing of canopy foliage sampling at a given site. 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, sun-lit 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 only sampled where feasible, meaning individuals with sun-lit leaves can be found in target plots. All samples are collected from Vegetation Structure plots, and 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 were generated by NEON Science and are included in the Sampling Support Library (SSL). 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Canopy Foliage Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Plant Foliar Physical and Chemical Properties (C, N, S, P, chlorophyll, lignin, cations, and leaf mass per area) and Plant Foliar Stable Isotopes.
Contact: 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-CARC-AP

Carabid Collection (Archive Pooling)

Subsample of Carabid adults from pitfall sampling (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.bet). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. 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 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. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Ground Beetles Sampled from Pitfall Traps and Ground Beetle Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. 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 beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. Following trap collection, all beetles from the family Carabidae are sorted by NEON technicians and identified to species or morphospecies. For select Carabids, a sample is taken from a leg for genetic barcoding. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. 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. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Ground Beetles Sampled from Pitfall Traps and Ground Beetle Sequences DNA Barcode. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-CARC-PS

Carabid Collection (Pinned Vouchers)

Pinned Carabid adults from pitfall trapping (NEON sample class: bet_IDandpinning_in.individualID). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. 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 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. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Ground Beetles Sampled from Pitfall Traps and Ground Beetle Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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)

Subsample of Carabid adults from pitfall sampling (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleID.bet). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. 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 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. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Ground Beetles Sampled from Pitfall Traps and Ground Beetle Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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

Contact: CSVColl Administrator (CSVCollAdmin@asu.edu)
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.
Contact: Peter T Oboyski (essig.museum@gmail.com)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-FISC-DNA

Fish Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Genetic extracts from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding for select fish collected during fish sampling at aquatic sites (NEON sample class: inv_dnaExtraction_in.dnaSampleID). Fish are sampled using a combination of electrofishing, gill-nets and mini-fyke nets in wadeable streams and lakes. A subset of captured fish have tissues sampled (fin clip) for DNA analysis. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Fish Sampling in Wadeable Streams and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Fish Sampling in Lakes for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Fish Electrofishing, Gill Netting, and Fyke Netting Counts and Fish Sequences DNA Barcode. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-FISC

Fish Collection (Vouchers)

Fish voucher collection (NEON sample class: fsh_perFish_in.voucherSampleID, fsh_nonTarget_in.voucherSampleID). 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. Specimens in good condition are fixed in 10% buffered formalin preservative and then transferred to either 70%-95% ethanol or isopropanol for long-term storage. Specimens 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Fish Sampling in Wadeable Streams and AOS Protocol and Procedure: Fish Sampling in Lakes for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Fish Electrofishing, Gill Netting, and Fyke Netting Counts and Fish Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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)

Herptile specimen collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.herp). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals at core and relocatable terrestrial 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.
Contact: 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)

Herptile voucher collected as bycatch during ground beetle sampling (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleID.herp). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals at core and relocatable terrestrial 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.
Contact: 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)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Herptile bycatch collected during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_voucher_in.voucherSampleID.herp). Vertebrate bycatch is stored in 95% ethanol and archived in a temperature (17-18°C) and humidity controlled environment. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-IVBC-AP

Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (Archive Pooling)

Subsample of adult non-Carabid or larval invertebrates collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: bet_archivepooling_in.subsampleID.ib). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable sites. Invertebrate bycatch are stored in 95% ethanol for archiving, and pooled into a single archive vial per plot. 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.
Contact: 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-DNA

Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Genetic extracts from homogenized invertebrate samples collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: inv_dnaStandard_in.dnaStandardSampleID). Genetic extracts from homogenized invertbrate samples are archived at -80 degrees Celsius. 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.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-IVBC-TS

Invertebrate Bycatch Collection (Trap Sorting)

Subsample of adult non-Carabid or larval invertebrates collected as bycatch during pitfall sampling at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: bet_sorting_in.subsampleid.ib). Ground beetle abundance and diversity are sampled via pitfall trapping at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable sites. Invertebrate bycatch are stored in 95% ethanol for archiving. 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.
Contact: 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-MBSC

Mammal Blood Sample Collection

Blood sample collected from a small mammal during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.bloodSampleID). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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-METC

Mammal Ear Tissue Collection

Ear punch sample collected from a small mammal during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.earSampleID). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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-METC-DNA

Mammal Ear Tissue Collection (DNA Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Genetic extracts from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding from ear punch (tissue) samples collected from select small mammals during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: TBD). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. A subset of captured small mammals have tissues sampled (ear punch) for DNA analysis. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MFSC

Mammal Fecal Sample Collection

Fecal sample collected from a small mammal during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.fecalSampleID). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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-MHSC

Mammal Hair Sample Collection

Hair sample collected from a small mammal during small mammal sampling (NEON sample class: mam_pertrapnight_in.hairSampleID). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. Hair samples are archived at -80 degrees Celsius in moisture-excluding durable plastic containers. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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-MAVC-GBB

Mammal Voucher Collection (Ground Beetle Sampling Bycatch)

Small mammal 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.
Contact: 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-MAVC-DP

Mammal Voucher Collection (Standard Sampling at Diversity Plots)

Small mammal vouchers collected during small mammal sampling at diversity plots (NEON sample classes: div_voucher_in.voucherSampleID.mam). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. The NEON Biorepository receives whole frozen specimens and prepares vouchers as either study skins with skulls (or full skeletons) or in 95% ethanol. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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-MAVC-PP

Mammal Voucher Collection (Standard Sampling at Pathogen Plots)

Small mammal vouchers collected during small mammal sampling at pathogen plots (NEON sample classes: mam_pertrapnight_in.voucherSampleID). The goal of the NEON small mammal sampling is to document the diversity, population sizes, and pathogen prevalence of small mammals through time. These parameters are assessed through a mark-recapture live trapping study (using Sherman live traps) and associated tissue collection. Each pathogen grid at terrestrial sites is trapped for 3 consecutive nights within a sampling period, while the remaining grids (i.e., diversity grids) are sampled for only one night within a sampling period. Sampling occurs year-round at a monthly (at core sites only) or approximately every other month frequency (at relocatable sites), if resources are available and winter weather conditions permit. The NEON Biorepository receives whole frozen specimens and prepares vouchers as either study skins with skulls (or full skeletons) or in 95% ethanol. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Small Mammal Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Small Mammal Box Trapping and Small Mammal Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Vials containing identified mosquitoes stored in bulk (not pathogen tested) from CO2 trapping at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: mos_archivepooling_in.archiveVialIDList). Mosquito abundance and diversity are sampled at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. 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. Identified mosquitoes are then processed for pathogen analysis or preserved for final archiving. Vials containing identified mosquitoes are archived in 2, 5, 10, or 15 mL cryovials at -80 degrees Celsius. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Mosquito Sampling and TOS Science Design for Mosquito Abundance, Diversity and Phenology. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Mosquitoes Sampled from CO2 Traps.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-BU

Mosquito Collection (Bulk Undentified)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Vials containing unidentified mosquitoes stored in bulk (not pathogen tested) from CO2 trapping at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: mos_trapping_in.sampleID). Mosquito abundance and diversity are sampled at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. Following collection, samples are sent to a professional taxonomist where a subsample of each catch is generated from each trap. Vials containing unidentified mosquitoes are archived in 10 mL cryovials at -80 degrees Celsius. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Mosquito Sampling and TOS Science Design for Mosquito Abundance, Diversity and Phenology. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Mosquitoes Sampled from CO2 Traps.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
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. Genetic extracts from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding for select mosquitoes captured during CO2 trapping (NEON sample class: mos_barcoding_in.geneticSampleID). Mosquito abundance and diversity are sampled at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites using CO2 traps. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Mosquito Sampling and TOS Science Design for Mosquito Abundance, Diversity and Phenology. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Mosquitoes Sampled from CO2 Traps and Mosquito Sequences DNA Barcode. Information about the Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding can be found at https://ccdb.ca/.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-PE

Mosquito Collection (Pathogen Extracts)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Pathogen extracts from the University of Massachusetts Laboratory of Medical Zoology from mosquitoes collected during CO2 trapping at terrestrial sites (NEON sample class: mos_pathogenpooling_in.testingVialID). Following collection, samples are sent to a professional taxonomist where a subsample of the catch generated from each trap is identified to species and sex. A subset of postively-identified mosquitoes are later processed for pathogen testing. Only female mosquitoes identified to the species-level and captured in sufficient quantity over a season from likely vector species are eligible for pathogen 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 at -80 degrees Celsius. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Mosquito Sampling and TOS Science Design for Vectors and Pathogens Vials . NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Mosquitoes Sampled from CO2 Traps and Mosquito-borne Pathogen Status. Protocols for pathogen testing are available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-MOSC-PV

Mosquito Collection (Pinned Vouchers)

Pinned mosquito vouchers from CO2 trapping (NEON sample class: mos_identification_in.individualIDList). Mosquito abundance and diversity are sampled at regular intervals by NEON field technicians at core and relocatable terrestrial sites. 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. Specimens in this collection are pinned or point-mounted. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Mosquito Sampling and TOS Science Design for Mosquito Abundance, Diversity and Phenology. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Mosquitoes Sampled from CO2 Traps, Mosquito-borne Pathogen Status, and Mosquito Sequences DNA Barcode.
Contact: 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


ASU-NEON-IV

NEON Biorepository Invertebrate Collections at Arizona State University

Contact: 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

Particulate mass filters for archive (NEON sample class: dpm_fieldData_in.sampleID). 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 a humidity controlled environment. 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 NEON User Guide to Particulate Mass and NEON Sensor Command, Control and Configuration (C3) Document: Particulate Analyzer - Mass (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Dust and Particulate Size Distribution and Particulate Mass.
Contact: 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


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.
Contact: Neil Cobb (Neil.Cobb@nau.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 September 2019
Digital Metadata: EML File


SEINet-Plants

SEINet Portal Network Botanical Specimens

Contact: 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

Soil Collection

Soil biogeochemical subsample for archive (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 TOS Protocol and Procedure for Soil Biogeochemical and Microbial Sampling (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Soil Chemical Properties, Soil Inorganic Nitrogen Pools and Transformations, Soil Physical Properties, and Soil Stable Isotopes. 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).
Contact: 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)

Soil subsamples 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure for Soil Biogeochemical and Microbial Sampling and TOS Science Design for Terrestrial Microbial Diversity (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Soil Microbe Community Composition, Soil Microbe Biomass, Soil Microbe Metagenome Sequences, Soil Microbe Marker Gene Sequences, and Soil Microbe Group Abundances.
Contact: 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 )

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Genetic extracts from Battelle Applied Genomics for shotgun metagenomic sequencing of soil microbes collected during terrestrial soil sampling (NEON sample class: mic_dnaExtraction_in.soilDnaSampleID). At most sites, sampling bouts occur three times during the year in order to capture the prevailing conditions at the site during different seasons. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from Battelle Applied Genomics are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See TOS Protocol and Procedure for Soil Biogeochemical and Microbial Sampling and TOS Science Design for Terrestrial Microbial Diversity (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Soil Microbe Community Composition, Soil Microbe Biomass, Soil Microbe Metagenome Sequences, Soil Microbe Marker Gene Sequences, and Soil Microbe Group Abundances. The metabarcoding protocol used by Battelle Applied Genomics is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
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. Genetic extracts from Battelle Applied Genomics for shotgun metagenomic sequencing of surface microbes collected during aquatic microbial sampling (NEON sample class: mic_dnaExtraction_in.amcDnaSampleID). Surface water microbes are collected 12 times per year in wadeable streams and 6 times per year in lakes and non-wadeable streams (rivers), at the same time and location as standard recurrent water chemistry samples. Sample timing is based on statistical analysis of environmental parameters. Details on sampling locations and timing are provided in the NEON document Surface Water Chemistry Sampling in Aquatic Habitats. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from Battelle Applied Genomics are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See protocol AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Microbial Sampling and science design and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Surface Water Microbe Cell Count, Surface Water Microbe Group Abundances, Surface Water Microbe Metagenome Sequences, and Surface Water Microbe Marker Gene Sequences. The metabarcoding protocol used by Battelle Applied Genomics is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents).
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-SWMC-SF

Surface Water Microbe Collection (Sterivex Filters)

Sample for surface water microbe archive (NEON sample class: amc_fieldCellCounts_in.archiveID). Surface water microbes are collected 12 times per year in wadeable streams and 6 times per year in lakes and non-wadeable streams (rivers), at the same time and location as standard recurrent water chemistry samples. Sample timing is based on statistical analysis of environmental parameters. Details on sampling locations and timing are provided in the NEON document titled Surface Water Chemistry Sampling in Aquatic Habitats. Surface water microbe samples are collected as 1) a preserved water sample for cell counts and 2) on 0.22 um Sterivex SVGP® L10RC capsule filters for archive and analysis. Steri Sterivex filters are archived at -80 degrees Celsius. See protocol AOS Protocol and Procedure: Aquatic Microbial Sampling and science design and the NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Surface Water Microbe Cell Count, Surface Water Microbe Group Abundances, Surface Water Microbe Metagenome Sequences, and Surface Water Microbe Marker Gene Sequences.
Contact: 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-TLFC

Terrestrial Litterfall Collection

Litterfall subsample for archive (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. To measure litterfall and fine woody debris, NEON employs two types of sampling units: 1) square, elevated, mesh litter traps; and 2) rectangular, ground “traps”. 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. 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Litterfall and Fine Woody Debris (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Litter Chemical Properties (carbon, nitrogen, and lignin concentrations), Litterfall and Fine Woody Debris Sampling, and Litter Stable Isotopes.
Contact: 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-TPLC-HV

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Herbarium Vouchers)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. Plant voucher collected from select species during plant diversity sampling (NEON sample class: div_voucher_in.voucherSampleID.plant). 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. These vouchers are housed at NEON facilities for reference and archived in the NEON Biorepository's herbarium. See TOS Protocol and Procedure: Plant Diversity Sampling, TOS Science Design for Plant Diversity, and Standard Operating Procedure: Plant Pressing, Mounting, and Labeling (Herbarium Techniques) (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Plant Presence and Percent Cover.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-TPLC-LT

Terrestrial Plant Collection (Leaf Tissue)

SAMPLES ARE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE. Please contact the NEON Biorepository for information about when these samples will become available. 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 TOS Protocol and Procedure: Plant Diversity Sampling and TOS Science Design for Plant Diversity (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Plant Presence and Percent Cover.
Contact: 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-WDC

Wet Deposition Collection

Wet deposition subsamples for archive (NEON sample class: wdp_collection_in.chemSubsampleID). All samples are collected via an automated wet deposition collector, equipped with a retractable lid, two glass collection bottles, thermometer, and an optical precipitation detector. The optical precipitation detector opens with the onset of precipitation. 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. Samples are sent to an analytical facility for analysis of major ions, pH, and conductivity. The remaining (unused) portion of the sample is archived at 4 degrees Celsius for five years. See NEON Preventive Maintenance Procedure: Wet Deposition Collector, NEON User Guide To Wet Deposition Chemical Analysis, and CAL Quality Assurance Report 2016 (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Wet Deposition Chemical Analysis.
Contact: 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. Genetic extracts from Jonah Ventures for homogenized zooplankton samples collected during zooplankton sampling in lakes (NEON sample class: zoo_dnaExtraction_in.dnaSampleID). Zooplankton are sampled at NEON lake sites three times per year at each site, roughly spring (bout 1), summer (bout 2), and autumn (bout 3). Samples are collected in the water column of lakes using the most appropriate sampler (vertical tow net or Schindler trap) for the depth of water. 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. Genetic extracts in 96-well plates from Jonah Ventures are archived in the NEON Biorepository at -80 degrees Celsius. See AOS Protocol and Procedure: Zooplankton Sampling in Lakes and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Zooplankton Collection and Zooplankton DNA Barcode. The metabarcoding analysis protocol used by Jonah Ventures is available in the NEON document library (https://data.neonscience.org/documents). Additional information about Jonah Ventures can be found at https://jonahventures.com/.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File


NEON-ZOOC-RB

Zooplankton Collection (Remaining Bulk Taxonomy Sample)

Remaining unsorted bulk zooplankton sample collected for taxonomy (NEON sample class: zoo_fieldData_in.sampleID). Zooplankton are sampled at NEON lake sites three times per year at each site, roughly spring (bout 1), summer (bout 2), and autumn (bout 3). Samples are collected in the water column of lakes using the most appropriate sampler (vertical tow net or Schindler trap) for the depth of water. During each sampling bout, three samples are collected for morphological taxonomy and three samples for DNA. 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Zooplankton Sampling in Lakes and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Zooplankton Collection.
Contact: 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. Individual zooplankton removed from the archived sample to be included in the taxonomist's reference collection (NEON sample class: zoo_perVial_in.referenceID). 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Zooplankton Sampling in Lakes and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
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. Unsorted bulk zooplankton sample for archive (NEON sample class: zoo_fieldData_in.sampleID.dna). Zooplankton are sampled at NEON lake sites three times per year at each site, roughly spring (bout 1), summer (bout 2), and autumn (bout 3). Samples are collected in the water column of lakes using the most appropriate sampler (vertical tow net or Schindler trap) for the depth of water. 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 AOS Protocol and Procedure: Zooplankton Sampling in Lakes and NEON Aquatic Sampling Strategy (https://data.neonscience.org/documents) for more information about this sample class. NEON datasets (https://data.neonscience.org/home) associated with this sample class include Zooplankton Collection.
Contact: NEON Biorepository (biorepo@asu.edu)
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update:
Digital Metadata: EML File