Biodiversity & Ecology
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Database Polygono-Poetea annuae of Germany
Keywords: bryophyte; Hamburg; hemerobic; Lüneburg; plant community; soil data; standardisation; trampling; vascular plant; vegetation plot.
Abstract: The Database Polygono-Poetea annuae of Germany (GIVD ID EU-DE-004) aims to compile the available published and unpublished vegetation-plot data of this vegetation class in Germany. The class Polygono-Poetea comprises communities of eu-hemerobic habitats where trampling or driving is largely preventing the survival of perennial vascular plants. As a consequence, the vegetation is dominated by low-growing annual vascular plants and/or acrocarpous mosses. The core of our database are standardised relevés of 4-m˛ plots covering the full variety of Polygono-Poetea in the northern German municipalities of Hamburg and Lüneburg (n = 143). Unlike most of the literature data, we used a uniform plot size (4 m˛), sampled non-vascular plants comprehensively, and measured various soil and other relevant environmental parameters. These core data are complemented by digitised relevés from published and unpublished sources (presently n = 441). While the available data from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are already largely included, the coverage of other federal states is only partial. The dataset is available to the scientific public based upon individual agreements.
Dengler, J., Rahmlow, M., Lampe, P. (2012): Database Polygono-Poetea annuae of 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: 347–347. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00138.