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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

CL-Dataveg – a database of Chilean grassland vegetation

Miguel Alvarez*, Bodo Maria Möseler, Cristina San Martín, Carlos Ramírez & Javier Amigo

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00230

*Corresponding author contact: malvarez@uni-bonn.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 443–443, Sep 12
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Keywords: Agrostidion chilensis; anthropogenic vegetation; Molinio-Arrhenatheretea; phytosociology.


Abstract: Grassland vegetation in temperate Chile is dominated by European plant species. Since those plant communities got established spontaneously, they offer us the possibility to study invasion (dispersal) dynamics at the synecological level. In this ongoing project we are collecting published relevés of the temperate and Antarctic regions of Chile, storing them in a TURBOVEG-database (CL-Dataveg; GIVD ID SA-CL-001). Also relevés from the Argentinean Patagonia are included. The main aims of this project are to develop a summarizing classification of the grassland vegetation in the geographical range mentioned above and to confirm its assignment into the class Molinio-Arrhenateretea (included until now in the the Agrostidion chilensis Oberdorfer alliance, 1960). Secondary aims are to describe the geographic patterns of distribution, to compare the South American plant communities with their European counterparts, and to identify missing surveys. The future inclusion of all available data of the vegetation in Chile into CL-Dataveg is also considered.

Suggested citation:
Alvarez, M., Möseler, B.M., San Martín, C., Ramírez, C., Amigo, J. (2012): CL-Dataveg – a database of Chilean grassland vegetation. – 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: 443–443. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00230.