Science Enabled by Specimen Data

TREVIÑO-ZEVALLOS, I., GARCÍA-CUNCHILLOS, I., & LADO, C. (2021). New records of Myxomycetes (Amoebozoa) from the tropical Andes. Phytotaxa, 522(3), 231–239. doi:10.11646/phytotaxa.522.3.6 https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.522.3.6

The Myxomycetes comprise a remarkably diverse group of organisms within Amoebozoa, with over 1000 species currently recognized. These organisms, at the end of their life cycles produce fruiting bodies which are the basis for their systematics. Despite being a biodiversity hotspot, the tropical Andes…

Fernández‐López, J., Telleria, M. T., Dueñas, M., May, T., & Martín, M. P. (2021). DNA barcode analyses improve accuracy in fungal species distribution models. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.7737 https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7737

Species distribution models based on environmental predictors are useful to explain a species geographic range. For many groups of organisms, including fungi, the increase in occurrence data sets has generalized their use. However, fungal species are not always easy to distinguish, and taxonomy of m…

Kujawska, M. B., Rudawska, M., Stasińska, M., Pietras, M., & Leski, T. (2021). Distribution and ecological traits of a rare and threatened fungus Hericium flagellum in Poland with the prediction of its potential occurrence in Europe. Fungal Ecology, 50, 101035. doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2020.101035 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.funeco.2020.101035

Hericium flagellum is a highly host-dependent wood-inhabiting fungus in Europe. Its occurrence is strongly connected to the distribution of silver fir (Abies alba). We analysed available data describing ecological factors, especially habitat, substrate preferences and phenology, which are regarded a…

[1]P. Talhinhas, “An annotated checklist of rust fungi (Pucciniales) occurring in Portugal,” Sydowia An International Journal of Mycology, vol. 71, pp. 65–84, Jun. 2019. https://doi.org/10.12905/0380.sydowia71-2019-0065

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…