Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
Database Dry Meadows and Pastures of Switzerland
Keywords: dry grassland; Switzerland; vegetation.
Abstract: Dry meadows and pastures are habitats which are very rich in species. As they are also highly endangered, the Federal Council has recorded them in an inventory, as required under article 18a of the Federal Act on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (NCHA; SR 451). The Database Dry Meadows and Pastures of Switzerland (GIVD ID EU-CH-006) contains 13,724 relevés (28 sq. meters) from whole Switzerland, ranging from 200 to 2,800 m. Relevés were assessed between 1995 and 2009 from 45 different people.
Hunziker, C. (2012): Database Dry Meadows and Pastures of Switzerland. – 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: 341–341. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00132.