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Plants Of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Herbarium (NAUH) Awka

Latest version published by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria on Apr 4, 2019 Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Herbarium (NAUH), Is an institutional herbarium to Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, located in south eastern Nigeria, Precisely in Awka the capital city of Anambra State, the general herbarium is located within the building of the Departmental Laboratory which houses about 500 specimens of vascular, non-vascular plants and cryptogams, but still growing with each new collection. The sources of NAUH materials are from collections done in the field by students of Botany and relative Department whose interest in plant research often Drives them to bring along different plant materials for taxonomic identification after exploration on the field for suitable plant for research purposes. New plant are collected and preserved on both weekly and daily basis to serve the growing need of vast majority of plant researchers, in Eastern and Southern region of Nigeria, the main Purpose of NAUH is to Collect, Identify, Preserve and Document plant specimen for Academic research purposes, Voucher numbers are given in Alphabetic order to the Family in which the plant belongs, The dataset presently holds about 262 records of herbarium specimens collected between 2005 – 2016, consisting of 68 Families, 197 Genera and 237 Species.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence 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 262 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.

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Rights

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: eb273c21-e94a-48df-a599-4f869502b4eb.  Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Nigeria.

Keywords

Occurrence; Plantae; Nnamdi Azikiwe University Herbarium; ; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Peter Nnabude
Professor/HOD
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Department of Soil Science & Land Resources Management Awka AnambraState NG +234 703 3128 992
Tochukwu Egboka
LecturerII/Herbarium overseer
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Dept. of Botany Awka Anambra State NG +234 7065835473
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876
Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG 08023626443

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG 08023626443
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director/Curator Forest Herbarium Ibadan (FHI)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG +234 8032236876

Who filled in the metadata:

Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG 08023626443

Who else was associated with the resource:

Curator
Peter Nnabede
Professor/Curator
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Herbarium Awka Anambra State NG +234(0)7033128992
Principal Investigator
Omokafe Ugbogu
Director
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG 08032236876
Publisher
Oluwaseun Osiyemi
Chief Research Officer
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria Jericho Hill, Dugbe Ibadan Oyo State NG 08023626443
Distributor
Marie-Elise Lecoq
IT Engineer
GBIF France FR +33140798065

Geographic Coverage

Plants were collected from Awka in Anambra State and Oyo State in Nigeria

Bounding Coordinates South West [5.977, 3.406], North East [8.309, 7.493]

Taxonomic Coverage

The plants specimens were identified to species rank.

Species  Casuarina equisetifolia,  Pouzolzia hypoleuca,  Alchornea cordifolia,  Gmelina arborea,  Moringa oleifera Lam.,  Vitex doniana Sweet

Temporal Coverage

Living Time Period 2005-2015

Project Data

The objective of this project is to initiate mobilization of biodiversity data from Nigerian data holders, custodians, and institutions, estimated to hold more than 700,000 data records related to plants and animals within protected areas and likewise invasive, threatened and endemic species. While educating biodiversity data stakeholders across Nigeria on the benefits of biodiversity data mobilization and sharing, the project will also disseminate and demonstrate best practices for digitizing natural history collections through training workshops and thereby mobilize biodiversity data from Nigeria. Project activities will be coordinated by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) and executed in collaboration with project partners at Nigeria National Park Service, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nnadi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nasarawa State University, and University of Kansas. Through this project, previously undigitized data from herbarium/museum collections and species in the protected areas in each geo-ecological zone of Nigeria will be mobilized and shared through GBIF.org, complementing data that the Nigerian GBIF node is already mobilizing. In addition to helping policy makers prioritize conservation investments, the mobilized data will be used to identify potential habitats for threatened species, which in turn will aid park managers to focus long-term conservation efforts. The project is expected to increase capacity for biodiversity information management within the GBIF node in Nigeria.

Title Capacity Advancement for the Nigeria node of GBIF
Identifier BID-AF2017-0210-NAC
Funding The project was funded by European Union and GBIF. It was co funded by Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, Nigeria National Park Service, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nnadi Azikiwe University Awka and Nasarawa State University.
Study Area Description The project occurred in the six geoecological zones across Nigeria. The records mobilized are those of herbarium specimens, insect collections and animals in parks and protected areas across Nigeria.
Design Description n the research design, specimens were digitized directly into Darwin Core spreadsheet by project team. The data cleaning was done using OpenRefine software. In the process of digitization, Google Maps (GPS finder) was used for Georeferencing of localities on specimen’s records. Validation of taxonomic records was done using Global Names Resolver and other online resources. The goal of the research design is digitization of over 10000 biodiversity data and information on threatened species, invasive alien species and species in the protected areas in each geoecological zone in Nigeria

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Omokafe Ugbogu
Curator
Peter Nnabude
Curator
Joseph Onoja
Curator
Zaccheaus Egbewole
Curator
Okedeji Okeyoyin

Collection Data

Collection Name Plants Of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Herbarium (NAUH) Awka
Specimen preservation methods Dried and pressed
Curatorial Units Between 262 and 0 Herbarium specimen sheets

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Google Maps 2018

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers eb273c21-e94a-48df-a599-4f869502b4eb
http://ipt-nigeria.gbif.fr/resource?r=unizik300plant-herbariun_collections