Welcome to the Ethnolichenology mini wiki at Scratchpad!
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"The beauty of lichens, with their scalloped leaves, the small attractive fields, the crinkled edge! I could study a single piece for hours. How they flourish! I sympathize with their growth." -- Henry David Thoreau, January 26th, 1852
How to use this database
This is an interactive database cataloging the human uses of lichens. Any user can edit an entry to correct any errors or omissions. Any user can also add a new entry for a lichen species that is missing from the database.
Accessing the lichen database
So far it is only indexed by species of lichen. Click on Index by species of lichen to search through the database. Clicking on any lichen name will bring you to a page about the human uses of that lichen. Lichen names in red have yet to be entered into the database, and clicking on them will allow you to make the entry yourself.
Adding a new entry
- To add a new species of lichen to the database, you must first add it to the index. Go to the Index by species of lichen, and click on the edit tab [] at the top of the screen. Scroll down to the list to where the new lichen should be alphabetically, and add it in. You must surround the new name with [[double square brackets]] so that it will link to a new page about that lichen. Click the Save page button at the bottom of the screen.
- After you have added the new lichen to the index, it will appear on the page in red type. If you click on the new name it will take you to a new page about that lichen. Enter information about that lichen and click the Save page button at the bottom of the screen.
- Please add any references you used to the References page by going there and clicking on the edit tab [] at the top of the screen. Add the new reference to the new list alphabetically, and click the Save page button at the bottom of the screen. I'm working on a way to link the reference to the entry, if you can do this please do.
Editing an existing entry
Please correct any errors or omissions in existing database entries. Simply go to the page for that lichen, and click on the edit tab at the top of the page. Make any of the necessary changes and click the Save page button at the bottom of the screen.
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Database of lichens that are used by people