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Cover page of Insect Collection Databasing using Symbiota

Insect Collection Databasing using Symbiota

(2020)

This guide was developed at UC Santa Barbara as a general guide for how to database invertebrate zoology specimens using a Symbiota natural history collection specimen database (http://symbiota.org). The UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collection is a small collection with taxonomic strengths in Hymenoptera and Diptera. Originally used as a teaching collection for a general entomology course taught from 1961 to 1993, this collection's diversity (9,000 insects in 21 orders and 246 families) makes it a valuable historical record of insects in endangered coastal California habitats. This report was developed as part of the Institute of Museum Library Services Grant (award #MA-30-16-0387-16) to curate and digitize the Adrian Wenner Historic Insect Collection at University of California, Santa Barbara.

The general workflow in this guide starts with images and labels of images taken and uploaded to the Symbiota database. Specimen information is transcribed directly from the images. How to create specimen image reports are also available through the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration online eScholarship publication venue for open access publications and reports (https://escholarship.org/uc/ccber).

Cover page of North Campus Open Space Walking Tour 2020

North Campus Open Space Walking Tour 2020

(2020)

This is a self-guided walking tour of the UC Santa Barbara North Campus Open Space, a 136-acre ecosystem restoration project. This walking tour was created for the 21st Santa Barbara Creek Week in September 2020.

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Natural History Collections at The Vernon and Mary Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

(2020)

Since 2005, The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration has been fulfilling the UC Santa Barbara’s mission of research, education, and outreach through the acquisition, preservation, and availability of its natural history collections. The UCSB Natural History Collections provide valuable data for scientists and inspire passion for understanding biodiversity. This multifold brochure outlines many of the opportunities for research in the collections.

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Imaging Protocols for the UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collection

(2019)

This guide was developed at UC Santa Barbara as a general guide for how to image specimens and labels of pinned invertebrate zoology specimens for use as exemplar specimens and as vouchers for databasing. The guide was created by students to help new collection curation students learn and understand the imaging protocols specific for our collection.

 

The UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collection is a small collection with taxonomic strengths in Hymenoptera and Diptera. Originally used as a teaching collection for a general entomology course taught from 1961 to 1993, this collection's diversity (9,000 insects in 21 orders and 246 families) makes it a valuable historical record of insects in endangered coastal California habitats. This report was developed as part of the Institute of Museum Library Services Grant (award #MA-30-16-0387-16) to curate and digitize the Adrian Wenner Historic Insect Collection at University of California, Santa Barbara.

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A key to common adult insect taxa

(2019)

This guide was developed at UC Santa Barbara as a general guide for how to identify common insects to order. It was developed as a training guide for students that are unfamiliar with entomology or technical terminology, and is based on insects and other arthropods found near UC Santa Barbara in California. This key was developed as part of the Institute of Museum Library Services Grant (award #MA-30-16-0387-16) to curate and digitize the Adrian Wenner Historic Insect Collection at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Native Plants and Habitats of the UCSB Campus

(2014)

This book is meant to serve as a guide to help users identify the most com­mon California native plants found on and around the UCSB campus. It is divided into different habitats that are found both on campus and in the local area. Each section begins with a general description of the habitat including its range within California, the types of plants and animals typically associated with it, characteristics and conservation status. Following the habitat descrip­tions, the prominent native plants found in these areas are featured. The spe­cies are arranged alphabetically by scientific name and include a photograph of the plant, common name, plant family, general description of growth form and information about cultural and wildlife use.

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Palms: Campus Flora Walking Tour, University of California, Santa Barbara

(2013)

The University of California, Santa Barbara is an institution that prides itself on diversity. This commitment extends to the ornamental horticulture found throughout the campus. UCSB is home to several interesting palm species. This tour provides an opportunity to see eleven palms that provide a distinct landscape on the UCSB campus.

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Exotic Flora Walking Tour: University of California, Santa Barbara

(2013)

 The University of California, Santa Barbara is an institution that prides itself on diversity. This sense of diversity and variety is also evident in the or­namental horticulture found throughout the cam­pus. UCSB is home to plants from six of the seven continents on Earth. A few species are unique to campus and are not found anywhere else in Santa Barbara County.

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Ethnobotanical Walking Tour: University of California, Santa Barbara

(2013)

The University of California, Santa Barbara is an institution that prides itself on diversity. This commitment extends to the ornamental horticulture found throughout the campus. This tour starts at Snidecor Hall and continues around the south western end of the main campus. It con­cludes at the Student Resource Building. Each plant has a corresponding numbered point and picture.

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Walking Tour of UCSB Campus Lagoon Restoration Projects

(2013)

UCSB’s Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) manages and restores campus natural areas.

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