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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation Database Frankenalb

Andreas Hemp*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00153

*Corresponding author contact: andreas.hemp@uni-bayreuth.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 362–362, Sep 12
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Keywords: dry grassland; ice age relic; pine forest; Saltatoria; vegetation of stony debris.


Abstract: Based on about 2,500 relevés the vegetation of the Northern Franconian Jura was analysed and two associations were described (pine forests on dolomite: Buphthalmo-Pinetum, Erico-Pinion; thermophilous tall herb vegetation on consolidated boulder slopes: Vincetoxico-Seselietum, Geranion sanguinei). The data furthermore served as a basis for nature conservation issues (management plans, monitoring). Another topic was the correlation of grasshopper fauna and vegetation units. Special attention was given to the vegetation of stony debris, dry grasslands, rocks and pine forests on dolomite as well as the ecology of ice age relics. This report describes the available content in the Vegetation Database Frankenalb (GIVD ID EU-DE-022).

Suggested citation:
Hemp, A. (2012): Vegetation Database Frankenalb. – 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: 362–362. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00153.