GrassVeg.DE: die neue kollaborative Vegetationsdatenbank für alle Offenlandhabitate Deutschlands

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  • Juergen Dengler
  • Thomas Becker
  • Timo Conradi
  • Christian Dolnik
  • Baerbel Heindl-Tenhunen
  • Kai Jensen
  • Jana Kaufmann
  • Marius Klotz
  • Claudia Kurzboeck
  • Patrick Lampe
  • Nancy Langer
  • Britta Marquardt
  • Dorothee Putfarken
  • Melanie Rahmlow
  • Oliver Schuhmacherl
  • Julia Went
This report presents the new collaborative vegetation-plot database GrassVeg.DE (EU-DE-020; http://bitly/2qgX208) which collects vegetation-plot records (releves) from grasslands and other non woodland and non-aquatic habitats from Germany to make them accessible for ecological research nationally and internationally. Data from GrassVeg.DE are provided to the European Vegetation Archive (EVA) and, in the future, also to the global database "sPlot". Data providers of GrassVeg.DE retain full copyright of their data and becomd members of the GrassVeg.DE Consortium. Thereby, they profit from their contribution via co-authorships and citations as well as the option to propose own projects using the full GrassVeg.DE or EVA data. In July 2017, the fast-growing GrassVeg.DE database contained 3,181 vegetation plots, originating from eight federal states of Germany. In the future, GrassVeg.DE could facilitate the consistent re-Classification of the grassland types within the series Synopsis der Pflanzengesellschaflen Deutschlands. We conclude the report with a call to contribute own releves and releves digitised from the literature to GrassVeg.DE.
Translated title of the contributionGrassVeg.DE: the new collaborative vegetation-plot database for herbaceous vegetation types of German
Original languageGerman
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)447-455
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Research areas

  • collaborative, ecoinformatics, Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG), European Vegetation Archive (EVA), Germany, grassland, GrassVeg.DE, releve, Turboveg, vegetation-plot database