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Biodiversity & Ecology

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BioChangeFields – vegetation database of arable plant communties in Central Germany

Stefan Meyer*, Benjamin Krause & Karsten Wesche

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00157

*Corresponding author contact: smeyer1@gwdg.de

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 366–366, Sep 12
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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.

Suggested citation:
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.