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GrassPlot - A database of multi-scale plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands

Dengler, Jürgen; Wagner, Viktoria; Dembicz, Iwona; García-Mijangos, Itziar; Naqinezhad, Alireza; Boch, Steffen; Chiarucci, Alessandro; Conradi, Timo; Filibeck, Goffredo and Guarino, Riccardo, et al. (2018) In Phytocoenologia 48(3). p.331-347
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GrassPlot is a collaborative vegetation-plot database organised by the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) and listed in the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD ID EU-00-003). GrassPlot collects plot records (relevés) from grasslands and other open habitats of the Palaearctic biogeographic realm. It focuses on precisely delimited plots of eight standard grain sizes (0.0001; 0.001; ... 1,000 m2) and on nested-plot series with at least four different grain sizes. The usage of GrassPlot is regulated through Bylaws that intend to balance the interests of data contributors and data users. The current version (v. 1.00) contains data for approximately 170,000 plots of different sizes and 2,800 nested-plot series. The key... (More)

GrassPlot is a collaborative vegetation-plot database organised by the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) and listed in the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD ID EU-00-003). GrassPlot collects plot records (relevés) from grasslands and other open habitats of the Palaearctic biogeographic realm. It focuses on precisely delimited plots of eight standard grain sizes (0.0001; 0.001; ... 1,000 m2) and on nested-plot series with at least four different grain sizes. The usage of GrassPlot is regulated through Bylaws that intend to balance the interests of data contributors and data users. The current version (v. 1.00) contains data for approximately 170,000 plots of different sizes and 2,800 nested-plot series. The key components are richness data and metadata. However, most included datasets also encompass compositional data. About 14,000 plots have near-complete records of terricolous bryophytes and lichens in addition to vascular plants. At present, GrassPlot contains data from 36 countries throughout the Palaearctic, spread across elevational gradients and major grassland types. GrassPlot with its multi-scale and multi-taxon focus complements the larger international vegetationplot databases, such as the European Vegetation Archive (EVA) and the global database "sPlot". Its main aim is to facilitate studies on the scale- and taxon-dependency of biodiversity patterns and drivers along macroecological gradients. GrassPlot is a dynamic database and will expand through new data collection coordinated by the elected Governing Board. We invite researchers with suitable data to join GrassPlot. Researchers with project ideas addressable with GrassPlot data are welcome to submit proposals to the Governing Board.

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  keyword      = {Biodiversity,Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG),European Vegetation Archive (EVA),Grassland vegetation,GrassPlot,Macroecology,Multi-taxon,Nested plot, scale-dependence,Species-area relationship (SAR),SPlot,Vegetation-plot database},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {331--347},
  publisher    = {E. Schweizerbart Science Publishers},
  series       = {Phytocoenologia},
  title        = {GrassPlot - A database of multi-scale plant diversity in Palaearctic grasslands},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1127/phyto/2018/0267},
  volume       = {48},
  year         = {2018},
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