Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD)



The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) hosts information on all plant communities in the Netherlands. This substantial archive consists of over 600.000 recent and historic vegetation descriptions. The data provide information on more than 85 years of vegetation recording in various habitats covering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems from natural, semi-natural as well as cultural landscapes. For the purpose of the GBIF data-publishing vegetation plot data are converted into species occurrence data.
The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) is used for many different purposes, e.g. vegetation classification, trend analysis, distribution maps of plant communities and Natura 2000 habitat types. The database can be searched by means of spatial queries via the web site http://www.synbiosys.alterra.nl/lvd. For each plot the information exposed concerns the assigned plant community and Natura 2000-habitat type, and the species composition.
Date made available11 Jan 2011
Temporal coverage1 Jan 1868 - 28 Oct 2015
Geographical coverageThe Netherlands


  • floras of the netherlands

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