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Flora Mycologica Iberica Project: Fungus records
The databases contains detailed information on several fungus groups. The information has been revised and, in many times, compiled by expert mycologist(s) working on the monographs for the Flora Mycologica Iberica project (FMI). Thus, the quality and currentness of the information here presented is excellent. Records comprise both collection and observational data. The geographical scope of the dataset is Iberian Peninsula (Continental Portugal and Spain) and Balearic Islands.
Taxonomic groups covered so far (this is work in progress and the list keeps expanding), along with the compiler name(s) follows:
Data are accesible though the GBIF Data Portal at:
or via the GBIF.ES data portal at:
Data use conditions and provisos
GBIF Data Use Agreement applies in addition to the following clauses:
Data are not expected to be used on a for-profit basis. Use of the data for commercial or for-profit applications are permitted only via written permission from the FMI board.
Data are provided on an end-user basis. That is, data are provided to users, but should not be passed on to third parties or redistributed. It is explicitly forbidden to incorporate these data into other databases of free or restricted access. Exceptionally transfer to third parties and redistribution would be granted via written permission from the FMI board.
Proper acknowledgment of the data source institutions is expected; The data use implies explicit acknowledgment (see "how to acknowledge the use of FMI data" below) which should be kept with any subsequent use of the data.
Data obtained: Data are provided under the understanding that their use will be generally consistent with the philosophy of not causing detriment to wild species and ecosystem balance.
Use of negative information: Biodiversity data generally constitute positive information only; that is, absence of a record does not always mean absence of a particular species from particular point in space and time. Because biodiversity sampling is notoriously spotty, biased, and incomplete, understanding the positive-only nature of the data is critical to their proper use.
For special data use requests, the FMI board can be contacted via the "FMI Bases Corologicas series" editor, F. Pando (pando[at]gbif.es).
How to acknowledge the use of FMI data
Use of these data should be credited as follows:
[compiler's name(s)]. Flora Mycologica Iberica fungus distribution database [taxonomic group] in GBIF (www.gbif.net). [date when data were gathered or queried].
The "Flora Mycologica Iberica fungus distribution database in GBIF" service is sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education through its grant "Flora Micológica Ibérica V" (REN2002-04068-C02-01) in cooperation with the Spanish GBIF Node (www.gbif.es).
Data transfer and page prepared by F. Pando, 2005