One of our primary goals is to make accessible our biological specimen collections for research, teaching, analysis, and outreach. We are currently working to database all of our specimens and share those data broadly. We use several in house and community run Symbiota portals for databasing specimens and share our data with the Integrated Digitized Biocollections (iDigBio) and Global Biodiversity Information Faculty (GBIF) projects. Suggested links for data downloads by collection are below, but they can also be accessed through the Macroalgal Herbarium Portal, Consortium of North American Lichen Herbarium, VertNet, UC Santa Barbara Collection Network and the UC Natural Reserve System Reserve Mapper.
You are welcome to freely use all data and images, but please cite all data used from our collections in your publication references. Citing our collections helps us find publications that have used our collections in research.
UC Santa Barbara Natural History Collections. Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration, University of California - Santa Barbara. Accessed on [todays date]
UCSB Invertebrate Zoology Collection (UCSB-IZC)
UCSB Mammalogy Collection (CCBER)
UCSB Ornithology Collection (CCBER)
UCSB Herpetology Collection (CCBER)
UCSB Algae Collection (UCSB)
UCSB Lichen Collection (UCSB)