Freshwater Invertebrates Feature

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

The Freshwater Invertebrate Collection 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.

Location and Access

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact Danny Shpeley to arrange an appointment or tour


Heather Proctor, Curator
1-44 Earth Sciences
Phone: (780) 492-5704

Danny Shpeley, Assistant Curator
2-18B Earth Sciences
Phone: (780) 492-0461


Related Links

Search the University of Alberta Natural Science Collections Portal

Acquisition Mandate