Yugra State University Biological Collection

The YSU BC currently stores about 20 000 specimens of fungi, mosses, hepatics and vascular plants. It was initially based on private collections of several researchers working on biodiversity assessment in Yugra State University. The collection is registered in Index Herbariorum since 2016 with an acronym «YSU». In 2017 YSU BC is registered as a data publisher in GBIF.

In 2017 YSU BC is registered as data publisher in GBIF

The main goal of the YSU BC is to develop reference library of regional biodiversity, support research in systematics, ecology, phylogeny and applied disciplines, and manage associated biodiversity information in the Northern West Siberia. For that purpose, we are developing conditions for physical storage of samples, facilitating their scientific analysis, and applying modern computer technologies for storage, analysis and distribution of collection data.

We encourage researchers working in the area to access their biological collections in YSU BC. A rule for the visitors of the Mukhrino field station of Yugra State University is to share their collected materials with the host university.

Online database of collection in Specify

The database of YSU BC is developed using Specify software. The Specify Web Portal available for the database search, browsing the map and images, and download. The database is shared through GBIF by IPT software using MySQL queries to each individual collection, including images of specimens.

Visit the Portal of Biological Collections of Northwestern Siberia

The taxonomical structure of the collection includes

The researchers currently maintaining the collections of particular groups of organisms:

  • Elena Lapshina, Galina Ganasevich – bryophytes (e_lapshina@ugrasu.ru)
  • Nina Filippova – fungi  (n_filippova@ugrasu.ru)
  • Aleksandra Mingalimova – lichens (ksanne-86@mail.ru)