Sampling instructions

Instructions for leaf litter and other samples, sending samples and recording data

SPECIFIC TO LEAF LITTER SAMPLES
Each sample should be:

  1. Approximately 0.5–1 L of material per site (2 L maximum per site) in a Ziploc-style freezer bag with locality number or data clearly written on outside of bag; a label on the inside may deteriorate between when the sample is collected and when it is dried or worked through.
  2. Preferably dried, but if this is not possible, then please send soon after collection.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Data to include:

  1. Date collected.
  2. Collector.
  3. Locality name, description.
  4. Strongly encouraged: latitude and longitude derived from from a GPS, paper map, or electronic map (e.g., Fugawi or Softmap). Alternatively, use an online service such as National Atlas of Canada’s Toporama,Google Earth, or Google Maps to find the geoposition.
  5. Additional data is welcome (plant community, litter type, litter depth, elevation, etc.).

POSTAGE AND ADDRESS
I offer to pay the postage.
Please send to:

Robert Forsyth
1890 McKinley Court
Kamloops, BC V2E 2L92