Plant Data

The Norris Center has been digitizing Morgan's plant collection data and uploading it to the Consortium of California Herbaria data portal (CCH2), which serves specimen occurrence records and images from 22 California universities, research stations, natural history collections, and botanical gardens.  CCH2 is also the primary repository for data produced by the California Phenology Thematic Collections Network , which is part of the broader iDigBio project.  TCNs consist of multiple institutions that digitize their information based on a particular research theme, such as impacts of climate change or biota of a region. Once digitized, data are easily accessed and available for other research and educational use. Each participating institution is primarily responsible for their data.  The CCH2 database is structured to make it easy to query millions of specimen records at once.

Follow these steps to query Morgan's plant data:

  1. Navigate to the CCH2 home page.
  2. Select "Search Collections" in the Search drop-down menu.
  3. First de-select all contributing institutions
  4. Scroll down the list and select the "UCSC- Kenneth S. Norris Center for Natural History"
  5. Scroll back up to the top of the list and click on the "Search" button to the right of the list.
  6. Select specific information to perform queries.  For instance, type in "Morgan" in the Collector's last name field and click the "List Display" or "Table Display" button.
  7. After a successful query, CCH2 organizes the retrieved data into 3 categories: Occurrence Records, Maps, and Species List. All three categories can be perused and/or downloaded as spreadsheets or KML files.