This metadatabase provides an overview of existing vegetation data worldwide, helps researchers to retrieve suitable data to prepare specific research, and thus enhances the awareness and application of this valuable but underestimated source of biodiversity information. Pronouncing the acronym GIVD is intended to remind of the "gift" that database hosts offer to the scientific community by facilitating the use of their data by other scientists.
In GIVD, you find metadata about major vegetation-plot databases of the world. This might help you to retrieve suitable data sources for the analyses and to get into contact with their hosts. You can get an overview of and search within the registered databases here.
Registering your own database will greatly increase the visibility of your database and help to attract users of your data and thus potential cooperation partners for you. Uploading your data will cost you approximately 1/2 hour of well-invested time.
Cover of Biodiversity & Ecology Vol. 4
In September 2012 the print and the open-access online version of "Biodiversity & Ecology, Volume 4: Vegetation databases for the 21st century" was published.
In our publication list, you can find all articles of this volume or you can visit the journal's website: www.biodiversity-plants.de/biodivers_ecol/vol4.php
Orders of the print version via
Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology of Plants, Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden, University of Hamburg, Ohnhorststr. 18, 22609 Hamburg, Germany
phone: +49-40-42816-259, fax: +49-40-42816-261,
Price: 20,00 €