Biodiversity & Ecology
Long Database Report Open Access
BERGWALD – the vegetation database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps
Keywords: ecoinformatics; forest site classification; indicator plant.
Abstract: The database BERGWALD (GIVD ID EU-DE-002), an electronic repository for vegetation plot data from forests and related vegetation in the Bavarian Alps (Germany), is presented. Created in 1995, the database has been intensively used for the classification and mapping of vegetation and site types, for calibrating and evaluating plant indicator values, and for analysing patterns of plant species richness. Hosted at the University of Applied Sciences in Freising, Bavaria, the data are available for collaborative research.
Ewald, J. (2012): BERGWALD – the vegetation database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 161–165. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00071.