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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Database of Masaryk University's Vegetation Research in Siberia

Milan Chytrý*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00088

*Corresponding author contact: chytry@sci.muni.cz

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 290–290, Sep 12
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Keywords: forest; Russia; steppe; taiga; tundra.


Abstract: The Database of Masaryk University's Vegetation Research in Siberia (GIVD ID 00-RU-002) contains records from 100-m² vegetation plots collected since 2003 during reasearch expeditions of Masaryk University in Siberia and Bashkortostan, namely in the Southern Urals, Altai and Western Sayan Mountains, and Central Yakutia. Most plots were recorded in forest, steppe and alpine tundra vegetation. Each plot contains a full record of vascular plants, terricolous bryophytes and macrolichens, supplemented with measurements of soil properties and hemispheric canopy photographs. Subsets of plots contain records of modern pollen deposition, molluscan community composition and herbaceous biomass. The database is used for biodiversity studies with reference to palaeoecology and modern vegetation-environment relationships.

Suggested citation:
Chytrý, M. (2012): Database of Masaryk University's Vegetation Research in Siberia. – 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: 290–290. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00088.