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Biocenter Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
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Biodiversity & Ecology
Journal of the Division Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants of the Biocenter Klein Flottbek, the Herbarium Hamburgense, and the Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg.
Long Database Report Open Access
The West African Vegetation Database
Keywords: data management; dendrometry; dry forest; Guinea Zone; intellectual property right; phytosociology; Sahel Zone; savanna; Sudan Zone; tree measurements; West Africa.
Abstract: The West African Vegetation Database (http://www.westafricanvegetation.org; GIVD ID AF-00-001) is an online database that has been designed to securely store, edit and manage phytosociological and dendrometrical relevÚs from West Africa to provide data for research projects dealing with, but not limited to, plant communities, biogeography, population structure, and vegetation dynamics. An integrated access management system allows data owners to keep data private, to grant selected users access or to make data sets available to the general public. Data entry is possible online or in a local offline database that can be synchronized with the online database. The database allows the calculation of biodiversity indices and has several export options.
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