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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Kuwait Vegetation Database

Ladislav Mucina*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00106

*Corresponding author contact: l.mucina@curtin.edu.au

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 310–310, Sep 12
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Keywords: Arabian Peninsula; desert; Kuwait.


Abstract: The Kuwait Vegetation Database (GIVD ID AS-KW-001) was initiated by L. Mucina during his brief (2-year) stay with the Kuwait University. The primary aim of this database has been to collect and collate all vegetation plot data onto one electronic database platform conform with the formatting standards of the global TURBOVEG community of users. The plant checklist assisting the data capture of the Kuwaiti vegetation plot data is based on an unpublished document (L. Mucina, Annotated Checklist of the Flora of Kuwait, version 1999). The database also serves as data depository of unpublished relevés made by the author during his stay in Kuwait (1998–2000).

Suggested citation:
Mucina, L. (2012): Kuwait Vegetation Database. – 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: 310–310. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00106.