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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Project Database of Bolivian Ecoregions

Kerstin Bach*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00229

*Corresponding author contact: bachk@staff.uni-marburg.de

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 442–442, Sep 12
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Keywords: Araceae; Bromeliaceae; Cactaceae; dry forest; Melastomataceae; Palmae; Páramo; Pteridophyta; tropical mountain cloud forest.


Abstract: The Project Database of Bolivian Ecoregions (GIVD ID SA-BO-001) contains vegetation relevés mainly from Tropical Mountain Cloud Forests in the Cotapata National Park of the Bolivian Yungas found between 1,700 and 3,400 m a.s.l. (67°43’W - 68°03’W 16°05’S- 16°20’S). Most relevés include only selected plant groups (Pteridophytes, Melastomataceae, Araceae, Bromeliaceae, Palmae and Cactaceae). Additionally, nested plots, registering all plants found, have been established for minimum area analysis. The database used for managing the collected data was developed later on at the University of Marburg; the data was migrated from Excel-sheets to a relational mySQL database with a PHP interface. The relevé data is fully editable for the creator and can be downloaded as a list by specific selection criteria. Furthermore, all specimens collected during the fieldwork are managed in this database system linking the most recent identification dynamically to the relevé data.

Suggested citation:
Bach, K. (2012): Project Database of Bolivian Ecoregions. – 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: 442–442. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00229.