Biodiversity & Ecology
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Vegetation Database of the Dry Grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin
Keywords: phytosociology; plot; relevé.
Abstract: This paper describes the structure and content of the Vegetation Database of the Dry Grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin – Romania (GIVD ID EU-RO-002). It aims to collect all available phytosociological relevés of dry grasslands and related communities (specifically the phytosociological classes Festuco-Brometea, Koelerio-Corynephoretea, Festucetea vaginatae, Trifolio-Geranietea sanguinei, Seslerietea albicantis, Asplenietea trichomanis and Sedo-Scleranthetea) from the study region (Transylvanian Basin - Romania). Presently, 1,467 digitized relevés of an estimated total of 4,000 are available in the database, which comprises data on dry grassland and related communities (95%), together with data on similar vegetation units (Molinio- Arrhenatheretea, Nardo-Callunetea; 5%). The database contains relevés from the literature (1935-2010) published mainly in Romanian journals and relevés monitored by the members of the Working Group on dry grasslands from Romania - Transylvanian Basin, since 2002. The data are mainly used by the Working Group on dry grasslands from Romania, however external proposals for joint analyses are welcomed.
Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Szabó, A. (2012): Vegetation Database of the Dry Grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin. – 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: 413–413. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00201.