Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

One large jar, one medium jar, and one small tube of preserved freshwater invertebrate specimens.

Small, green-capped tubes of preserved specimens fill two extended drawers from labeled wooden cabinets.

The Freshwater Invertebrate Collection in the department of Biological Sciences is an active resource in ecology and systematics representing Alberta and Western Canada. The specimens (more than 5000 lots) are used as vouchers and to assess ecological change, and the collection provides the foundation for researchers studying bodies of water that have undergone major transformations. Faculty and graduate students working on rivers, streams and lakes continue to add to the collection.

As the University of Alberta is enacting additional safety measures regarding the state of public health emergency in Alberta, all museum collections will be closed until further notice.

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