Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, and Macroalgae Collection (Herbarium Vouchers [Clip Harvests]) (NEON-APLC-HVCH)

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This collection contains aquatic plant, bryophyte, and macroalgae 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.

Aquatic herbarium voucher

Contacts: NEON Biorepository,
Collection Manager: Laura Steger, (ORCID #: 0000-0002-0878-4132)
Specimen Imaging (2021-2022): Christopher Livingston, (ORCID #: 0000-0001-8676-0817)
Voucher Mounting (2021-2022): Annessa Lyle, (ORCID #: 0000-0001-9632-9721)
Mounting and Imaging (2024): Ava Claus, (ORCID #: 0009-0003-4944-688X)
Aquatic plant bryophyte macroalgae clip harvest data product:
Aquatic plant bryophyte chemical properties data product:
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 387bb74b-73f3-4595-9427-33278803615b
Digital Metadata: EML File
GBIF Dataset page:
Cite this collection:
NEON Biorepository Data Portal (2024). NEON Biorepository Aquatic Plant, Bryophyte, Lichen, and Macroalgae Collection (Herbarium Vouchers [Clip Harvests]). Occurrence dataset accessed via the NEON Biorepository Data Portal, on 2024-06-21.
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Collection Statistics
  • 85 specimen records
  • 85 (100%) georeferenced
  • 65 (76%) with images (73 total images)
  • 69 (81%) identified to species
  • 20 families
  • 31 genera
  • 35 species
  • 36 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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