Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD)

Occurrence dataset published by Alterra, Wageningen UR

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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

Additional Information

The location of threatened species listed on the Dutch Red list have been obscured to a level of 5x5 km squares.

Temporal coverages

Date range: Jan 1, 1868 - Oct 28, 2015

Language of Metadata


Administrative contact
Stephan Hennekens
Alterra, Wageningen UR Netherlands
Metadata author
Stephan Hennekens
Alterra, Wageningen UR Netherlands
Stephan Hennekens
Scientific researcher
Alterra, Wageningen UR Netherlands

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Taxonomic Coverage

The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) covers higher vascular plants, stoneworts, mosses and lichens. In only few cases mushrooms have been recorded.