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Gravel Bar Vegetation Database

Kalníková, Veronika; Kudrnovsky, Helmut

Phytocoenologia Band 47 Heft 1 (2017), p. 109 - 110

published: Jan 1, 2017
published online: Feb 1, 2017
manuscript revision received: Jan 1, 2000
manuscript revision requested: Dec 5, 2016
manuscript received: Dec 5, 2016

DOI: 10.1127/phyto/2017/0177

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Gravel Bar Vegetation Database Abstract Published online Short Database Report
 For the purpose of an ongoing research project dealing with the classification of European river gravel bar vege-tation, we collected and digitized vegetation-plot data included in the Gravel Bar Vegetation Database (GIVD ID: EU-00-025, The database consists of vegetation plots obtained from the literature and from our own field sampling in the countries where this vegetation has not previously been studied or is less explored, especially in southeastern and northern Europe and the Caucasus. The database currently contains 1,738 vegetation plots from 18 countries representing different types and successional stages in the range of gravel bar vegetation from the initial herbaceous stands to scrub, mainly of the order Epilobietalia fleischeri (class Thlaspietea rotundifolii) and the class Salicetea purpureae. Geographical coordinates are available for all plots; accuracy of those derived from the literature depends on the precision of the location descriptions. European montane and submontane gravel-bed rivers with their typical vegetation belong to most endangered habitats; thus the database should complete the information about their distribution and their typical vegetation types. It also serves as data source for studies of vegetation structure and dynamics. The database is managed by the Vegetation Science Group at the Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University, Brno. It has been integrated in the European Vegetation Archive (EVA). Keywords:database; Epilobietalia fleischeri; European Vegetation Archive (EVA); gravel bar; phytosociology; relevé; restoration; riverine habitat; Salicetea purpureae; TURBOVEG; vegetation plot; vegetation survey. Submitted: 5 December 2016; first decision: 5 December 2016; accepted: 5 December 2016 Co-ordinating Editor: Jürgen Dengler


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