Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
AuVeg – a database of German floodplain vegetation
Keywords: habitat model; hydrology; phytosociology.
Abstract: AuVeg (GIVD ID EU-DE-028) is a database containing phytosociological relevés of German floodplain vegetation including key environmental variables such as hydrological and soil data. It provides essential information to further understand ecological interactions in floodplain habitats. Furthermore, it provides baseline data for the development of habitat models of plant species and vegetation types. Such models will be used to assess the effect of climate change-induced alterations of the riverine flow regime on plant habitats. They are also used in practice supporting the environmental impact assessment in case of riverine construction or maintenance works.
Horchler, P.J., Mosner, E., Peper, J. (2012): AuVeg – a database of German floodplain vegetation. – 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: 367–367. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00158.