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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Phytosociological Relevé Database of Japan (PRDB)

Nobuyuki Tanaka*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00104

*Corresponding author contact: ntanaka@affrc.go.jp

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 308–308, Sep 12
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Keywords: every type of vegetation; vegetation plot; whole Japan.


Abstract: The Phytosociological Relevé Database of Japan (PRDB; GIVD ID AS-JP-001) is the database composed of many plot (relevé) data on every type of vegetation, which have been collected throughout Japan with the phytosociological method. A relevé datum comprises the ID no., survey date, surveyor name, references, surveyed area, location, environmental data, community structure, species name and their dominance, etc. The PRDB provides the information on the distribution of a variety of species. The PRDB has been constructed by research projects about the assessment of climate change impact on vegetation and biodiversity.

Suggested citation:
Tanaka, N. (2012): Phytosociological Relevé Database of Japan (PRDB). – 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: 308–308. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00104.