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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation Database Mulgedio-Aconitetea and Related Vegetation Types

Thomas Michl*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00117

*Corresponding author contact: tho.michl@web.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 324–324, Sep 12
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Keywords: Adenostyletalia alliariae; Betulo-Adenostyletea; Betulo carpaticae-Alnetea viridis; biodiversity informatics; Calamagrostietalia villosae; phytosociology; vegetation classification.


Abstract: This paper describes the structure and content of the Vegetation Database Mulgedio-Aconitetea and Related Vegetation Types (GIVD ID EU-00-005). The database was initiated in 2004 to prepare a large-scale consistent classification of the target class in central and northern Europe on the basis of individual relevés. It aims at collecting all available phytosociological relevés that are assigned to the Mulgedio-Aconitetea by their authors or appear to have similar species combinations. Presently, 2,852 of an estimated total of 10,000 relevés are available in the database, which is run offline with the program TURBOVEG. Most of the relevés are from central Europe. The content includes also relevés of the class Betulo carpaticae-Alnetea viridis. The data are used to prepare large-scale classifications in cooperation with interested colleagues. Proposals for joint analyses are welcome.

Suggested citation:
Michl, T. (2012): Vegetation Database Mulgedio-Aconitetea and Related Vegetation Types. – 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: 324–324. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00117.