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Biodiversity & Ecology

Long Database Report    Open Access 

BERGWALD – the vegetation database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps

Jörg Ewald*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00071

*Corresponding author contact: joerg.ewald@hswt.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 161–165, Sep 12
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Keywords: ecoinformatics; forest site classification; indicator plant.


Abstract: The database BERGWALD (GIVD ID EU-DE-002), an electronic repository for vegetation plot data from forests and related vegetation in the Bavarian Alps (Germany), is presented. Created in 1995, the database has been intensively used for the classification and mapping of vegetation and site types, for calibrating and evaluating plant indicator values, and for analysing patterns of plant species richness. Hosted at the University of Applied Sciences in Freising, Bavaria, the data are available for collaborative research.

Suggested citation:
Ewald, J. (2012): BERGWALD – the vegetation database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps. – 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: 161–165. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00071.