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Lower Volga Valley Phytosociological Database


Valentin Golub, Alexey Sorokin*, Kseniya Starichkova, Lyudmila Nikolaychuk, Viktoria Bondareva & Tatyana Ivakhnova

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00207

*Corresponding author contact: an-sorokin@yandex.ru

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 419–419, Sep 12
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Keywords: ecoinformatics; Volga-Akhtuba flood-plain; Volga delta.

English

Abstract: The structure and content of the vegetation database of the Lower Volga Valley are presented (Lower Volga Valley Phytosociological Database, GIVD ID EU-RU-002). The lower part of the Volga valley comprises two parts, the Volga-Akhtuba flood-plain and the Volga delta. Traversing the arid Caspian lowland, the valley of the Volga lower section is remarkable for a broad variety of vegetation. All available phytosociological relevés of different classes have been collected (Charetea, Lemnetea, Ruppietea maritimae, Potametea, Phragmito-Magno-Caricetea, Isoëto-Nano-Juncetea, Crypsidetea aculeatae, Artemisietea lerchianae, Artemisietea tchernievianae, Oryzetea sativae, Chenopodietea, Secaletea, Glycyrrhizetea glabrae, Molinio-Arrhenatheretea, Thero-Salicornietea strictae, Salicornietea fruticosae, Nerio-Tamaricetea, Salicetea purpureae, Querco-Fagetea) and stored in a TURBOVEG 2.88 database. Currently, 13,000 relevés are available in the database. The data are mainly used for plant cover classification and studying vegetation dynamics.

Suggested citation:
Golub, V., Sorokin, A., Starichkova, K., Nikolaychuk, L., Bondareva, V., Ivakhnova, T. (2012): Lower Volga Valley Phytosociological 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: 419–419. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00207.