Biodiversity & Ecology
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Phytobase S2008 – vegetation database of Swiss floodplains (synusial 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 S2008; GIVD ID EU-CH-009) contains 1,314 relevés from whole Switzerland, ranging from 200 to 3,000 m. Relevés were assessed between 1990 and 2008 from 7 different people. These relevés were done using the synusial method.
Roulier, C. (2012): Phytobase S2008 – vegetation database of Swiss floodplains (synusial 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: 343–343. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00134.