Darwin Core Archive Publishing

The following downloads are occurrence data packages from collections that have chosen to publish their complete dataset as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A) file. A DwC-A file is a single compressed ZIP file that contains one to several data files, along with a meta.xml document that describes the content. Archives published through this portal contain three comma separated (CSV) files containing occurrences, identifications (determinations), and image metadata. Fields within the occurrences.csv file are defined by the Darwin Core exchange standard. The identification and image files follow the DwC extensions for those data types.

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CodeCollection NameDwC-ArchiveMetadataPub Date
CHSC-VascularPlants CHSC - CSU Chico, Chico State Herbarium - Vascular Plants DwC-A (23.5M ) EML 2020-07-01
CSLA CSLA - Cal State LA Herbarium DwC-A (3M ) EML 2020-07-01
CSUSB CSUSB - California State University San Bernardino DwC-A (0.9M ) EML 2020-06-10
DAV DAV - UC Davis Herbarium DwC-A (31M ) EML 2020-07-01
FSC FSC - Fresno State Herbarium DwC-A (3.4M ) EML 2020-07-01
LOB LOB - California State University, Long Beach Herbarium DwC-A (3.3M ) EML 2020-07-01
MCCC MCCC - Mendocino College Coast Center Herbarium DwC-A (0.2M ) EML 2020-06-10
MACF MacFadden Herbarium (MACF), California State University Fullerton DwC-A (1.2M ) EML 2020-07-01
OBI OBI - Robert F. Hoover Herbarium, Cal Poly State University DwC-A (19.3M ) EML 2020-07-01
RSA-VascularPlants RSA - Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Herbarium DwC-A (119.8M ) EML 2020-05-04
SBBG SBBG - Clifton Smith Herbarium, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden DwC-A (33.9M ) EML 2020-07-01
SCFS SCFS - Sagehen Herbarium DwC-A (0.5M ) EML 2020-04-27
SD SD - SD Herbarium, San Diego Natural History Museum DwC-A (45.1M ) EML 2020-05-27
SDSU SDSU - San Diego State University Herbarium DwC-A (5.2M ) EML 2020-07-01
SFV SFV - California State University, Northridge DwC-A (3.9M ) EML 2020-07-01
SJSU SJSU - Carl W. Sharsmith Herbarium, San Jose State University DwC-A (2.3M ) EML 2020-07-01
UCR UCR - University of California, Riverside Herbarium - Vascular Plants DwC-A (44.5M ) EML 2020-07-01
UCSB UCSB - University of California Santa Barbara Herbarium DwC-A (9.9M ) EML 2020-07-01
UCSC UCSC - Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History, University of California Santa Cruz, Herbarium DwC-A (2.7M ) EML 2020-07-01