Biodiversity & Ecology
Long Database Report Open Access
VegetWeb – the national online-repository of vegetation plots from Germany
Keywords: data sharing; ecoinformatics; vegetation database.
Abstract: VegetWeb (GIVD ID EU-DE-013) is an online archive for vegetation-plot data from Germany and can be accessed at the FloraWeb website of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (http://www.floraweb.de). The data model of VegetWeb allows upload, storage and interactive search of plot data with different original formats and taxonomic reference. Due to financial constraints only a small proportion of Germany's legacy of plot data has been captured so far. VegetWeb co-operates with the journal Tuexenia, for which it provides an interactive online archive of relevé tables by capturing and distributing all newly published data.
Ewald, J., May, R., Kleikamp, M. (2012): VegetWeb – the national online-repository of vegetation plots from Germany. – 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: 173–175. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00073.