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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation Database of the Dry Grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin


Eszter Ruprecht*, Annemária Fenesi & Anna Szabó

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00201

*Corresponding author contact: eszter.ruprecht@ubbcluj.ro

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 413–413, Sep 12
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Keywords: phytosociology; plot; relevé.

English

Abstract: This paper describes the structure and content of the Vegetation Database of the Dry Grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin – Romania (GIVD ID EU-RO-002). It aims to collect all available phytosociological relevés of dry grasslands and related communities (specifically the phytosociological classes Festuco-Brometea, Koelerio-Corynephoretea, Festucetea vaginatae, Trifolio-Geranietea sanguinei, Seslerietea albicantis, Asplenietea trichomanis and Sedo-Scleranthetea) from the study region (Transylvanian Basin - Romania). Presently, 1,467 digitized relevés of an estimated total of 4,000 are available in the database, which comprises data on dry grassland and related communities (95%), together with data on similar vegetation units (Molinio- Arrhenatheretea, Nardo-Callunetea; 5%). The database contains relevés from the literature (1935-2010) published mainly in Romanian journals and relevés monitored by the members of the Working Group on dry grasslands from Romania - Transylvanian Basin, since 2002. The data are mainly used by the Working Group on dry grasslands from Romania, however external proposals for joint analyses are welcomed.

Suggested citation:
Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Szabó, A. (2012): Vegetation Database of the Dry Grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin. – 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: 413–413. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00201.