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Guide to GIVD's Fact Sheets

Falko Glöckler*, Jürgen Dengler, Florian Jansen, Jens Oldeland & Robert K. Peet

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00062

*Corresponding author contact: falko.gloeckler@gmx.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 83–88, Sep 12
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Keywords: ecoinformatics; Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases; metadata; phytosociology; relevé; overview; template.


Abstract: This article explains the fields that are used to provide an overview of the metadata for each database in the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD). The Fact Sheets published in the Long and Short Database Reports of this volume try to answer the readers' questions on availability, scope, format, status, completeness, amount of data, applied methods, and several more in a condensed compilation.

Suggested citation:
Glöckler, F., Dengler, J., Jansen, F., Oldeland, J., Peet, R.K. (2012): Guide to GIVD's Fact Sheets. – 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: 83–88. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00062.