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Biodiversity & Ecology

Long Database Report    Open Access 

WINALPecobase – ecological database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps

Birgit Reger*, Ralf Schüpferling, Josefine Beck, Elke Dietz, Daniel Morovitz, Roman Schaller, Gerhard Wilhelm & Jörg Ewald

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00072

*Corresponding author contact: birgit.reger@lwf.bayern.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 167–171, Sep 12
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Keywords: ecoinformatics; forest type; soil data; vegetation data.


Abstract: WINALPecobase (GIVD ID EU-DE-003) is an ecological database of mountain forest plots in the Bavarian Alps (Germany). Created in 2009, the database features the following characteristics: (1) 1,505 georeferenced forest relevés with concomitant soil profile descriptions, (2) placement across the whole study area (ca. 4,600 km²) according to a design that combines systematic and stratified sampling, (3) consistent standards for vegetation and soil inventory, and (4) extensive quality control of the database. The database is available for collaborative research.

Suggested citation:
Reger, B., Schüpferling, R., Beck, J., Dietz, E., Morovitz, D., Schaller, R., Wilhelm, G., Ewald, J. (2012): WINALPecobase – ecological 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: 167–171. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00072.