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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation-Plot Database of the University of the Basque Country (BIOVEG)

Idoia Biurrun*, Itziar García-Mijangos, Juan A. Campos, Mercedes Herrera & Javier Loidi

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00121

*Corresponding author contact: idoia.biurrun@ehu.es

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 328–328, Sep 12
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Keywords: Northern Spain; phytosociological relevé; plot; Southern France.


Abstract: BIOVEG (Vegetation Database of the University of the Basque Country; GIVD ID EU-00-011) stores 20,172 phytosociological relevés mostly from the northern-central part of the Iberian Peninsula and southwestern France: Basque Country and surrounding areas. All vegetation types of this area are represented in the database: temperate deciduous, mediterranean evergreen and subalpine coniferous forests and related shrublands and grasslands, rock and scree vegetation, coastal vegetation, aquatic and semi-aquatic vegetation and anthropogenic vegetation. Data are stored in TURBOVEG format, and are freely available under request. Many published relevés have also been included in SIVIM database (Information System of Iberian and Macaronesian Vegetation), and thus they are freely available online. Data have been mainly used for vegetation classification, but also for distribution analysis of species and communities.

Suggested citation:
Biurrun, I., García-Mijangos, I., Campos, J.A., Herrera, M., Loidi, J. (2012): Vegetation-Plot Database of the University of the Basque Country (BIOVEG). – 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: 328–328. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00121.