Science Enabled by Specimen Data

Blaalid, R., & Khomich, M. (2021). Current knowledge of Chytridiomycota diversity in Northern Europe and future research needs. Fungal Biology Reviews, 36, 42–51. doi:10.1016/j.fbr.2021.03.001 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fbr.2021.03.001

Chytridiomycota is the most species-rich phylum of basal lineage fungi involved in vital processes in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Still, the diversity and richness of this group remains cryptic. In Northern Europe, few species have been recorded despite the numerous intact lake systems …

In this work we have retrieved and analysed data for 2319 occurrences of rust fungi from 246 Pucciniales taxa in Portugal based on 115 publications and our own surveys, totalizing 683 rust taxon-host taxon unique combinations. This list was updated according to current taxonomic framework and georef…

Capinha, C. (2019). Predicting the timing of ecological phenomena using dates of species occurrence records: a methodological approach and test case with mushrooms. International Journal of Biometeorology. doi:10.1007/s00484-019-01714-0 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-019-01714-0

Spatiotemporal predictions of ecological phenomena are highly useful and significant in scientific and socio-economic applications. However, the inadequate availability of ecological time-series data often impedes the development of statistical predictions. On the other hand, considerable amounts of…

Joffard, N., Massol, F., Grenié, M., Montgelard, C., & Schatz, B. (2018). Effect of pollination strategy, phylogeny and distribution on pollination niches of Euro‐Mediterranean orchids. Journal of Ecology, 107(1), 478–490. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13013 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13013

1.Pollination niches are important components of ecological niches and have played a major role in the diversification of Angiosperms. In this study, we focused on Euro‐Mediterranean orchids, which use diverse pollination strategies and interact with various functional groups of insects. In these or…