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: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 0903f894-e164-46ab-94f2-1c7350a628c8
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 234,730 specimen records
  • 179,427 (76%) georeferenced
  • 283 (0.12%) with images (284 total images)
  • 221,365 (94%) identified to species
  • 204 families
  • 1,017 genera
  • 7,293 species
  • 8,516 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Geographic Distribution
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