Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
TMAP Wadden Sea Vegetation Database
Keywords: conservation management; NATURA 2000; salt marsh; succession.
Abstract: Vegetation changes in the salt marshes of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park are measured annually since 1991 in relation to sea level rise, vegetation changes and salt marsh management. In total 249 permanent plots were established along transects with a concentration to three different locations along the coast, namely the Hamburger Hallig, the salt marshes of Westerhever and on the island of Trischen. Annually the vegetation composition and the cover of the species is measured using the LONDO scale. The measurements are part of the Trilateral Monitoring and Assesment Programm (TMAP) within the trilateral Wadden Sea Cooperation. The data provide a baseline for further studies of salt marsh succession in relation to marsh management and coastal protection activities. This report describes the available content in the TMAP Wadden Sea Vegetation Database (GIVD ID EU-DE-033).
Stock, M. (2012): TMAP Wadden Sea Vegetation Database. – 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: 373–373. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00163.