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Vascular plants in Danish coastal meadows

Latest version published by Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen on Mar 1, 2018 Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

Occurrence dataset created by emeritus Associate Professor Peter Vestergaard and published by Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. In Danish waters, a gradient in seawater salinity between the brackish Baltic Sea and the salt North Sea exists. Along protected, low-energy parts of the adjacent coasts, coastal meadows (salt marshes), influenced by seawater of varying salinity, is a common type of nature. During the 1980s, the vegetation ecology of these salt and brackish coastal meadows was studied in the southeastern part of Denmark by Peter Vestergaard. For the study, 20 localities (loc. 1-20) were selected. The field work was carried out 1982-1985. In each locality, a number of compartments, each with a uniform plant cover, were selected and mapped. In total, 262 compartments (comp.1-262) were studied. The abundance of each species was estimated according to a 1-7 ordinal scale of cover-abundance. The dataset contains URLs for online images of maps with localities and selected examples of the habitats studied.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 3,595 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Vestergaard P (2015): Vascular plants in Danish coastal meadows. v1.6. Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. Dataset/Occurrence. http://danbif.au.dk/ipt/resource?r=vascular_plants_danish_coastal_meadows&v=1.6

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f1277dd4-84c5-4e84-b300-d5a7ac3c1edd.  Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by DanBIF - Danish Biodiversity Information Facility.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; Cover-abundance of plants; Coastal salt meadow plant species; Salt marsh; Coastal reed swamp; Coastal grassland

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Peter Vestergaard
Emeritus Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology DK
http://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/137677

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Peter Vestergaard
Emeritus Associate Professor
University of Copenhagen, Department of Biology DK
http://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/staff/?pure=en/persons/137677

Who filled in the metadata:

Isabel Calabuig
Node manager & Data curator
DanBIF - Danish Participant node of GBIF DK

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Isabel Calabuig

Geographic Coverage

Denmark

Bounding Coordinates South West [54.43, 7.8], North East [57.84, 15.49]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Superphylum  Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1982-01-01 / 1985-12-31

Sampling Methods

In each compartment 1) species composition was recorded, using a 1-7 ordinal scale of cover-abundance (http://digit.snm.ku.dk/DanBIF/DKCoastalMeadows/CoverageAbundanceScaleRef.jpg), for later multivariate analysis, 2) elevation was levelled in relation to mean water level, 3) soil samples were taken for later analysis of physical and chemical soil factors, 4) Human utilization was observed and later investigated in more details by interviews with present and former landowners, 5) a photo was taken, 6) GPS coordinates were later obtained using Google Earth.

Study Extent During the 1980s, the vegetation ecology of these salt and brackish coastal meadows was studied in the southeastern part of Denmark. For the study, 20 localities (loc. 1-20) were selected. The field work was carried out 1982-1985. In each locality, a number of compartments, each with a uniform plant cover, were selected and mapped. In total, 262 compartments (comp.1-262) were studied.
Quality Control See cited publications.

Method step description:

  1. See Vestergaard, P. 1998. Vegetation Ecology of Coastal meadows in Southeastern Denmark. Opera Botanica 134: 1-69. Vestergaard, P. 2002. Studies in vegetation and soil of coastal meadows in Denmark. A conspectus of previous studies. DSc thesis, Dept. of Botany, University of Copenhagen.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Vestergaard, P. 1998. Vegetation Ecology of Coastal meadows in Southeastern Denmark. Opera Botanica 134: 1-69. ISBN: 87-88702-62-6 http://research.ku.dk/search/?pure=en/publications/vegetation-ecology-of-coastal-meadows-in-southeastern-denmark(1c40b4a0-74ca-11db-bee9-02004c4f4f50).html
  2. Vestergaard, P. 2002. Studies in vegetation and soil of coastal meadows in Denmark. A conspectus of previous studies. DSc thesis, Dept. of Botany, University of Copenhagen. ISBN 87-987317-3-4 ISBN 87-987317-3-4

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers f1277dd4-84c5-4e84-b300-d5a7ac3c1edd
http://danbif.au.dk/ipt/resource?r=vascular_plants_danish_coastal_meadows