European Weed Vegetation Database - a gap-focused vegetation-plot database

Filip Küzmic*, Urban Šilc, Zdenka Lososová, Ladislav Mucina, Milan Chytrý, Ilona Knollová, S.M. Hennekens, Christian Berg, Erwin Bergmeier, Idoia Biurrun, Emanuele Fanfarillo, Xavier Font, Dmytro Iakushenko, Zlatan Kovacevic, Stefan Meyer, Katalin Nagy, Gyula Pinke, Eira Poranen, Svetlana Tereshenko

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This report presents the European Weed Vegetation Database, a new database of vegetation plots documenting short-lived vegetation of arable and ruderal habitats from Europe and Macaronesia. The database comprises the
phytosociological classes Papaveretea rhoeadis, Sisymbrietea, Chenopodietea and Digitario sanguinalis-Eragrostietea minoris. It is a gap-focused database containing mainly plots of this vegetation from the areas not yet represented in the European Vegetation Archive (EVA), to facilitate its accessibility for researchers to answer various questions. As of the end of 2018, it contained 24,734 plots, predominantly from Southern Europe. The data can be used for phytosociological studies, various kinds of interdisciplinary research as well as for studies for agronomy, nature management and biodiversity conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Annual ruderal vegetation
  • Arable vegetation
  • Chenopodietea
  • Digitario sanguinalis-Eragrostietea minoris
  • Papaveretea rhoeadis
  • Segetal vegetation
  • Sisymbrietea
  • Stellarietea mediae


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