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 - Nov 18, 2010

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

Published by

Alterra, Wageningen UR

Publication Date

Jun 28, 2011

Registration Date

Jan 11, 2011

Hosted by

Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility (NLBIF)

Served by

HTTP Installation


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External Data

Metadata Documents

Taxonomic Coverage

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


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The Netherlands


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Geographic Coverage