Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
BioChangeFields – vegetation database of arable plant communties in Central Germany
Keywords: arable plant; Central Germany; re-sampling; segetal vegetation; Stellarietea mediae.
Abstract: The database BioChangeFields (GIVD ID EU-DE-027) aims at a comparison of arable plant vegetation in the 1950s/1960s and today. Historical vegetation samples were collected in 10 regions of Central and Northern Germany; three on loamy sites (n = 122), four on sandy sites (n = 154) and three on calcareous sites (116 relevés). New vegetation data were collected by S. Meyer, B. Krause and K. Wesche. Usually, ca. 40 historical (field interior), ca. 40 recent samples (field interior) and another ca. 40 recent samples (field margin) are available, taken at approximately the same location.
Meyer, S., Krause, B., Wesche, K. (2012): BioChangeFields – vegetation database of arable plant communties in Central 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: 366–366. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00157.