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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Mire Vegetation Database of Latvia

Liene Aunina*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00198

*Corresponding author contact: lsalmina@latnet.lv

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 410–410, Sep 12
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Keywords: Eastern Europe; fen; tall-sedge vegetation.


Abstract: The TURBOVEG database Mire Vegetation Database of Latvia (GIVD ID EU-LV-002) comprises 1927 relevés described in mires of Latvia by the author since 1995 and is annually updated. The plot size is 1 - 4 m2. Percentage cover of Vascular plants and bryophytes were evaluated for each sample plot. It also includes 156 relevés on vegetation changes in pine forests after selective cutting and heath mowing in Erica tetralix habitats. This is a private database. The data are mainly used for preparation of mire vegetation classification system of Latvia. So far the database covers two classes Phragmito-Magnocaricetea and Scheuchzerio-Caricetea nigrae. When Vegetation Database of Latvia at Laboratory of Geobotany of Institute of Biology will be created it will be part of national vegetation database.

Suggested citation:
Aunina, L. (2012): Mire Vegetation Database of Latvia. – 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: 410–410. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00198.