University of British Columbia Herbarium (UBC)

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. - See more at:
Contacts: G. Karen Golinski, Collections Curator,
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Data snapshot of local collection database
Last Update: 17 January 2020
IPT / DwC-A Source:
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 216,708 specimen records
  • 171,379 (79%) georeferenced
  • 279 (0.13%) with images (279 total images)
  • 203,965 (94%) identified to species
  • 171 families
  • 974 genera
  • 6,764 species
  • 7,745 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics