Dataset Details - Fungal Records for Ireland
fungi (true fungi [mushrooms, lichens, moulds, yeast], chromistan fungi [downy mildews, water moulds], protozoan fungi [slime moulds and their allies])
Records are collected for a variety of reasons (see methods) including for conservation assessment, national distribution, site based surveys.
Records in the FRDBI are from a variety of sources including field observations (the majority; some record sets from specific projects), literature citations and specimen label data. All records meeting a minimum criteria are included, no verification of the accuracy of the identification is carried out on database entry (doubtful records can be indicated at data entry or subsequently; misidentification can be indicated after data entry).
The Island of Ireland but forms a subset of a wider Great Britain and Ireland Dataset - coverage varies from limited to intense. Precision ranges from British Isles (for some literature citation records) through country or county only to ten figure grid-references.
Earliest records are 18th and 19th century; the majority are post 1980. Most records have a full date.
The Fungus Records Database of Britain and Ireland is a working database, in constant upgrade and improvement. Quality of data with regard to the presence of a species in any particular locality varies from 'high' where the record is based on material of known provenance to 'low' where a record is based on, for example, an unvouchered field observation. The degree of editing of the primary record varies from an initial check to ensure that the name of the species is spelt correctly through to examination of a voucher specimen to re-assess the original identification. Appropriate specialists must be consulted whenever there is any doubt about the presence or absence of a species in any particular locality. Records are made available 'as is' with no implied fitness for purpose
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
British Mycological Society, Fungal Records for Ireland, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 26 May 2020, <https://newmaps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/77>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Associated organism||Associated organism|
|Original taxon name||Original taxon name|
|Record comment||A comment associated with any individual record|
|Source||Original source of data|
|Vice-county||The name of the Watsonian (botanical) vice-county within which the record was made|
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