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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Hellenic Beech Forests Database (Hell-Beech-DB)

Ioannis Tsirpidis*, Erwin Bergmeier, Georgios Fotiatidis & Panayotis Dimopoulos

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00179

*Corresponding author contact: tsiripid@bio.auth.gr

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 390–390, Sep 12
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Keywords: deciduous forest; Fagion moesiacae; Fagion sylvaticae; Fagus sylvatica.


Abstract: The Hellenic Beech Forests Database (GIVD ID EU-GR-007) includes relevés dominated or co-dominated by Fagus sylvatica s.l. It includes almost all published relevés from the northeast, north-central and east-central floristic regions of Greece. Ca. 50 unpublished relevés have been already entered and more than 300 new relevés are going to be entered soon. Furthermore, existing relevés from northwestern Greece are going to be entered to complete the data. Species data concern vascular plants and additionally most relevés have environmental data such as altitude, aspect, and slope inclination. For about 40% of the relevés precise geographic locality is given, while for a small proportion (ca. 3%) soil physical and chemical attributes are included. Relevé data have already been classified into 14 vegetation units, corresponding to the association or community level. The database is available for research purposes, upon agreement.

Suggested citation:
Tsirpidis, I., Bergmeier, E., Fotiatidis, G., Dimopoulos, P. (2012): Hellenic Beech Forests Database (Hell-Beech-DB). – 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: 390–390. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00179.