Biodiversity and Conservation

, Volume 25, Issue 13, pp 2743–2751 | Cite as

Geographic heat maps of lichen traits derived by combining LIAS light description and GBIF occurrence data, provided on a new platform

  • Gerhard RamboldEmail author
  • Luciana Zedda
  • Jessica R. Coyle
  • Derek Peršoh
  • Thomas Köhler
  • Dagmar Triebel
Original Paper
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Forest and plantation biodiversity


LIAS gtm, a new platform of the LIAS lichen information system, is presented. It allows for the visualization of phenotypic traits via geographic heatmapping of relative trait frequencies (RTFs) based on data derived from GBIF (occurrence data) and from LIAS light (taxon description data). The data are combined and referred to defined geographic areas of interest. Exemplarily, LIAS gtm provides distribution patterns of a selection of single, dual or multiple traits. The data are visualized for two lichen record hotspots, Scandinavia and Australia. Detailed technical information is provided on the platform web site itself.


Biogeography Ecoinformatics Heatmapping Lichen traits LIAS gtm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Rambold
    • 1
    Email author
  • Luciana Zedda
    • 2
  • Jessica R. Coyle
    • 3
  • Derek Peršoh
    • 4
  • Thomas Köhler
    • 1
  • Dagmar Triebel
    • 5
  1. 1.University of BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.BIO-DiverseBonnGermany
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA
  4. 4.Ruhr-University of BochumBochumGermany
  5. 5.Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen BayernsMünchenGermany

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