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Biodiversity & Ecology

Long Database Report    Open Access 

VegetWeb – the national online-repository of vegetation plots from Germany

Jörg Ewald*, Rudolf May & Martin Kleikamp

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00073

*Corresponding author contact: joerg.ewald@fh-weihenstephan.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 173–175, Sep 12
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Keywords: data sharing; ecoinformatics; vegetation database.


Abstract: VegetWeb (GIVD ID EU-DE-013) is an online archive for vegetation-plot data from Germany and can be accessed at the FloraWeb website of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (http://www.floraweb.de). The data model of VegetWeb allows upload, storage and interactive search of plot data with different original formats and taxonomic reference. Due to financial constraints only a small proportion of Germany's legacy of plot data has been captured so far. VegetWeb co-operates with the journal Tuexenia, for which it provides an interactive online archive of relevé tables by capturing and distributing all newly published data.

Suggested citation:
Ewald, J., May, R., Kleikamp, M. (2012): VegetWeb – the national online-repository of vegetation plots from Germany. – 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: 173–175. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00073.