University of British Columbia Herbarium - Bryophytes (UBC-Bryophytes)

The UBC bryophyte collection houses mosses, liverworts, and hornworts and is a tribute to the career of Dr. Wilf Schofield, who came to UBC in 1960. Professor Schofield was the first bryologist hired at a Canadian university. When he started at UBC, the collection included roughly 3,000 specimens. As a result of Dr. Schofield’s efforts and those of his students and post-doctoral researchers, the collection has grown to over 250,000 specimens, a considerable legacy. After his retirement, Dr. Schofield continued his research, up to the month before his passing in November 2008. He was such an avid collector that his specimens will continue to be processed and added to the collection for some time.

Collections Curator, Bryophytes, Lichens & Fungi: Karen Golinski,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 4 November 2023
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Rights Holder: University of British Columbia
Cite this collection:
University of British Columbia Herbarium - Bryophytes. Occurrence dataset (ID: 46158639-297c-4c1d-b3c7-84eb1b395d5c) accessed via the New Brunswick Museum Collections Portal, /portal, 2024-07-20).
Collection Statistics
  • 2,890 specimen records
  • 2,879 (100%) georeferenced
  • 2,814 (97%) identified to species
  • 69 families
  • 171 genera
  • 408 species
  • 420 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
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