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Biodiversity & Ecology

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Vegetation Database of Eurasian Tundra

Risto Virtanen*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00167

*Corresponding author contact: risto.virtanen@oulu.fi

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 377–377, Sep 12
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Keywords: arctic-alpine tundra; bryophyte; Finland; lichen; Spitsbergen; vascular plant.


Abstract: The Vegetation Database of Eurasian Tundra (GIVD ID EU-FI-001) consists of vegetation plots from different parts of the Eurasian tundra. The sample plots represent high altitude vegetation on the northwestern Scandes both on siliceous and calcareous soil substrates, arctic tundra/polar semi-desert vegetation sampled along elevation and meso-topography gradients from 16 sites in total. The database is under development to include vegetation plots from tundra and mountain tundra vegetation published in the literature.

Suggested citation:
Virtanen, R. (2012): Vegetation Database of Eurasian Tundra. – 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: 377–377. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00167.