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Swiss data centres lichens and fungi
The two national data- and information centres SwissLichens and SwissFungi compile and process information on the distribution and ecology of Swiss fungi and lichens with the goal to document spatial and temporal changes. This information serves to guide the implementation of conservation measures and is an important base for Red Lists and species information sheets for species of National Priority with international responsibility. Moreover, these data form the basis for basic research in conservation biology and ecology. The data are checked for geographical and taxonomical accuracy which ensures their quality and their long-term use. An online query for each species displays a distribution map with recorded localities, ecology, and indicates threat and conservations status.
SwissLichens and SwissFungi are members of Info Species, the network of Swiss data centres for fauna, flora and cryptogams for the documentation of biodiversity in Switzerland.