Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
Phytosociological Relevé Database of Japan (PRDB)
Keywords: every type of vegetation; vegetation plot; whole Japan.
Abstract: The Phytosociological Relevé Database of Japan (PRDB; GIVD ID AS-JP-001) is the database composed of many plot (relevé) data on every type of vegetation, which have been collected throughout Japan with the phytosociological method. A relevé datum comprises the ID no., survey date, surveyor name, references, surveyed area, location, environmental data, community structure, species name and their dominance, etc. The PRDB provides the information on the distribution of a variety of species. The PRDB has been constructed by research projects about the assessment of climate change impact on vegetation and biodiversity.
Tanaka, N. (2012): Phytosociological Relevé Database of Japan (PRDB). – 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: 308–308. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00104.