North American Lichen Herbaria
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Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Data
Recommended Citation Formats
Use one of the following formats to cite data retrieved from the Lichen Portal network:
Lichen Portal. 2023. http//:lichenportal.org/portal/index.php. Accessed on February 05.
Usage of occurrence data from specific institutions:
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: <List of Collections> (Accessed through Lichen Portal Data Portal, http//:lichenportal.org/portal/index.php, YYYY-MM-DD)
Biodiversity occurrence data published by: Arizona State University, Field Museum of Natural History, and New York Botanical Garden (Accessed through Lichen Portal Data Portal, http//:lichenportal.org/portal/index.php, 2023-02-05)
Occurrence Record Use Policy
Images within this website have been generously contributed by their owners to promote education and research. Contributors retain full copyright for all of their images. However, unless specifically stated otherwise, authors have agreed to share their images under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) license: Users are allowed to share (copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format) and adapt (remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially). Attribution: You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. ShareAlike: If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original. No additional restrictions (you may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits).
Notes on Specimen Records and Images
Specimens are used for scientific research and because of skilled preparation and careful use they may last for hundreds of years. Some collections have specimens that were collected over 100 years ago that may no longer be found within the original collection area. By making these specimens available on the web as images, their availability and value improves without an increase in inadvertent damage caused by use.
Please note that collecting specimens in most cases will require permission of the landowner. In the case of rare and endangered species, additional permits may also be required. In different countries, different laws may apply and it should be obvious that these regulations need to be adhered to. It is best to coordinate such efforts with a regional or national institution that manages publicly accessible collections. The Consortium is not legally responsible for any data being shared by any contributor. All data sets made available through this biodiversity data portal are shared here assuming that legal collection requirements have been adhered to by the different participating institutions that provide this information.
Disclaimer Regarding Offensive Language
Lichen Portal may contain specimens and historical records that are culturally sensitive. The collections include specimens dating back over 200 years collected from all around the world. Some records may also include offensive language. These records do not reflect Lichen Portal’s current viewpoint but rather the social attitudes and circumstances of the time period when specimens were collected or cataloged.
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