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. We share our data openly with the philosophy that transparency and sharing are routes for rapid knowledge generation, cooperation, and capacity building. New collaborations are extremely valuable to make the most of the data. Researchers are more thus encouraged to contact the dataset owner to collaborate on joint analyses and meta-analyses. Note the dataset can also be explored here: http://www.synbiosys.alterra.nl/lvd
The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) is used for many different purposes, e.g. vegetation classification, species trend analysis, providing distribution maps of plant communities and Natura 2000 habitat types. Part of the database (100.000 plots) is included in the European Vegetation Database (EVA; http://euroveg.org/eva-database).
The location of plots having at least one threatened species listed on the Dutch Red list have been obscured to a level of 5x5 km squares.
Date range: Jan 1, 1868 - Nov 11, 2015
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Jul 14, 2016
Jan 11, 2011