The Global Index of Vegetation-plot Databases (GIVD): a new resource for vegetation science

F. Jansen, M. Chytry, M. de Caceres, J. Dengler, J. Ewald, M. Finckh, F. Glöckler, G. Lopez-Gonzalez, L. Mucina, J. Oldeland, R.K. Peet, J.S. Rodwell, J.H.J. Schaminee, N. Spencer

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Abstract

Metadatabases have improved data visibility and availability to the scientific community. However, in vegetation science, where numerous databases were established on the (multi-)national, regional or local scale, no global metadatabase existed that would facilitate the communication of vegetation data. We compiled the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD; http://www.givd.info), an internet-based resource aimed to contain metadata of existing vegetation databases. For inclusion, databases need to (i) contain temporally and spatially explicit species co-occurrence data for plots of 1 ha or smaller, and (ii) be accessible to the scientific community. This poster summarizes the already registered databases in the GIVD.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th Symposium if the International Association for Vegetation Science, Vegetation in and around water: patterns, processes threats, Lyon, France, 20 - 24 June, 2011
EditorsG. Bornette, S. Puijalon
Pages36
Volume11
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event54th Symposium if the International Association for Vegetation Science, Lyon, France -
Duration: 20 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Conference

Conference54th Symposium if the International Association for Vegetation Science, Lyon, France
Period20/06/1124/06/11

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