Biodiversity & Ecology
Long Database Report Open Access
WINALPecobase – ecological database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps
Keywords: ecoinformatics; forest type; soil data; vegetation data.
Abstract: WINALPecobase (GIVD ID EU-DE-003) is an ecological database of mountain forest plots in the Bavarian Alps (Germany). Created in 2009, the database features the following characteristics: (1) 1,505 georeferenced forest relevés with concomitant soil profile descriptions, (2) placement across the whole study area (ca. 4,600 km²) according to a design that combines systematic and stratified sampling, (3) consistent standards for vegetation and soil inventory, and (4) extensive quality control of the database. The database is available for collaborative research.
Reger, B., Schüpferling, R., Beck, J., Dietz, E., Morovitz, D., Schaller, R., Wilhelm, G., Ewald, J. (2012): WINALPecobase – ecological 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: 167–171. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00072.