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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Phytobase S2008 – vegetation database of Swiss floodplains (synusial plots)

Christian Roulier*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00134

*Corresponding author contact: scza@bluewin.ch

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 343–343, Sep 12
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Keywords: alluvial zone; Switzerland; vegetation.


Abstract: Alluvial zones are dynamic habitats which are very rich in species. As they are highly endangered, the Swiss Federal Council has recorded them in an inventory, as required under the article 18a of the Federal Act on the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage (NCHA; SR 451). The alluvial zones vegetation database (Phytobase S2008; GIVD ID EU-CH-009) contains 1,314 relevés from whole Switzerland, ranging from 200 to 3,000 m. Relevés were assessed between 1990 and 2008 from 7 different people. These relevés were done using the synusial method.

Suggested citation:
Roulier, C. (2012): Phytobase S2008 – vegetation database of Swiss floodplains (synusial plots). – 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: 343–343. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00134.