Biodiversity & Ecology
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Phytobase C2005 – vegetation database of Swiss floodplains (Braun-Blanquet plots)
Keywords: alluvial zone; Switzerland; vegetation.
Abstract: Alluvial zones are dynamic habitats which are very rich in species. As they are highly endangered, the Swiss Federal Council has recorded them in an inventory, as required under the article 18a of the Federal Act on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (NCHA; SR 451). The alluvial zones vegetation database (Phytobase C2005; GIVD ID EU-CH-008) contains 1,241 relevés from whole Switzerland, ranging from 200 to 3,000 m. Relevés were assessed between 1987 and 2008 from 20 different people. These relevés were done using the classical - Braun-Blanquet - method.
Roulier, C. (2012): Phytobase C2005 – vegetation database of Swiss floodplains (Braun-Blanquet plots). – 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: 342–342. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00133.