最新版本 由 Institute of Jamaica 發佈於 Jan 30, 2019 Institute of Jamaica

The resource contains a small subset of the Mosses housed in the IJ Herbarium, Natural History Museum of Jamaica, Institute of Jamaica.

Data Records

The data in this 出現紀錄 resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 50 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


下載最新版本的Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A)資源,或資源元數據的EML或RTF文字檔。

DwC-A資料集 下載 50 紀錄 在 English 中 (9 KB) - Update frequency: 需要時
元數據EML檔 下載 在 English 中 (14 KB)
元數據RTF文字檔 下載 在 English 中 (10 KB)


The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.



Campbell K, Lyn C (2019): mosses-nhmj-ij-2019-01-11. v1.2. Institute of Jamaica. Dataset/Occurrence.



The publisher and rights holder of this work is Institute of Jamaica. To the extent possible under law, the publisher has waived all rights to these data and has dedicated them to the Public Domain (CC0 1.0). Users may copy, modify, distribute and use the work, including for commercial purposes, without restriction.


此資源已向GBIF註冊,並指定以下之GBIF UUID: 59ab76d8-6664-4589-b1e2-791753d79eb3。  Institute of Jamaica 發佈此資源,並經由Inter American Biodiversity Information Network同意向GBIF註冊成為資料發佈者。


Occurrence; Flora; Jamaica; Natural History; Botany; Specimen; Herbarium



Keron Campbell
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 876 922-0621
Courtney Lyn
Hebarium Technician
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM


Keron Campbell
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 876 922-0621
Sashalee Cross
Assistant Botanist
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street N/A Kingston N/A JM 8769220621


Keron Campbell
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 876 922-0621


Keron Campbell
Institute of Jamaica 10-16 East Street Kingston Kingston JM 876-922-0621


The range is the island of Jamaica which is located within the Greater Antilles. The island is the second smallest within the Greater Antilles and rich in biodiversity.

界定座標範圍 緯度南界 經度西界 [17.665, -78.409], 緯度北界 經度東界 [18.579, -76.124]


起始日期 / 結束日期 1943-01-01 / 1986-01-01


Access to relevant data and information is critical for conservation of Jamaican biodiversity, especially in light of habitat destruction, invasive alien species (IAS) and climate change. The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) as the national repository of flora and fauna has been instrumental in generating and providing access to Jamaican biodiversity data and information. Its mission is to collect and preserve biodiversity, conduct scientific research and disseminate information to the general public and conservation practitioners. Our biological collections, the oldest and most comprehensive locally, represent all habitat types for Jamaica. Much of our Science Library’s rare books, scientific papers, images and maps complement the biological collections. Referencing these collections, the NHMJ has worked with national project partners (National Environment and Planning Agency and Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust) to develop national conservation strategies and action plans, and protected area management plans. Furthermore, Jamaica’s wildlife research permit system requires that researchers deposit duplicate specimens with the Museum. By enabling national partners along with overseas partner, the Natural History Museum in London, to strengthen collaborative ties and technical resources this project will improve biodiversity knowledge and access to scientific data. Key activities include training in the digitization of publications and specimens, creation of metadata for biological datasets, mapping of research and species distributions, and global sharing of species images, records, and maps. The proposed Biodiversity Information for National Development workshop is intended to highlight the uses of project data for especially IAS management, National Park planning and wildlife research monitoring.

計畫名稱 Advancing Jamaican Biodiversity Data Products and Information Services
辨識碼 BID-CA2016-0001-NAC
經費來源 This project is made possible through a grant from GBIF and supporting funding through the government of Jamaica.
研究區域描述 The project covers specimens collected in Jamaica and its various ecosystems.
研究設計描述 The project objective is to increase access to the Natural History Museum of Jamaica's collections and other related biodiversity data. This will be realized through training and capacity building of staff and subsequent digitization and utilization of technologies to accomplish the main objective.

The personnel involved in the project:

Keron Campbell
Sashalee Cross
Courtney Lyn
Tracy Commock
Annmarie Williams
Reginald Evans
Tendi Henry


Specimens were collected using standard methods in the field. These collections were for general collecting to expand the national collections, specific collections for projects focusing on a specie, genus, family, group or combinations thereof.

研究範圍 The study extent covers the entire territory of Jamaica. The preserved specimens were collected across all parishes and cays.
品質控管 Persons were trained by project partners from the British Museum of Natural History in the digitization of specimens and the setting up of workflows. Additionally training in data cleaning, management and publishing was received through the BID capacity building workshop. Verification of data were performed in house by Botanist and Data Entry Officer and checked on the GBIF data portal.


  1. Specimen selection is carried out first with Jamaican specimens with complete label data being referred to specimens with incomplete label data. These specimens are removed from the general collections. The label data is then transcribed from the label and entered into the relevant fields within an excel file. The specimen is then moved through steps of verification where the inputted data is cross checked with the label data. Other cleaning exercises are also carried out including formatting, name verification through the GBIF Tool, conversion of measurements (e.g. coordinates and altitude) and standardization of collector names and authorities. Unique identifiers are obtained from a unique identifier generator online and these are added to the data records as a new column. The file is then saved as a CSV file and uploaded to the GBIF Intergrate Publishing Toolkit platform.


蒐藏名稱 IJ Herbarium
蒐藏編號 IJ
上層採集品識別碼 Natural History Museum of Jamaica
Specimen preservation methods Dried


目的 The data set was created to facilitate access through digitization. This access will enhance research and fill data gaps that exists.
維護說明 The data set will be updated in a timely manner once new and relevant data is obtained that can further the objective of making the data accessible in the first instance.
替代的識別碼 59ab76d8-6664-4589-b1e2-791753d79eb3