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FloraWeb - Daten und Informationen zu Wildpflanzen und zur Vegetation Deutschlands
Title: FloraWeb - Daten und Informationen zu Wildpflanzen und zur Vegetation Deutschlands
Title abbreviated: FloraWeb
Creator: Bundesamt für Naturschutz <Bonn>
Abstract: FloraWeb is the online offering of the Federal Agency for Nature Protection (BfN) concerning wild plant species, plant communities, and the natural vegetation of Germany. At present the species selection is restricted to ferns and flowering plants (phanerogams), the extension to mosses (bryophytes) is planned. The entries come from current, actualised databases and projects of the BfN and its co-operating partners (see below) and thus are available to the public in their current form. Under the menu point “Plant species” ("Pflanzenarten") ca. 3500 species profiles with up to 55 individual items of information about taxonomy, biology, ecology, habitat, distribution, and inventory situation, endangerment and protection, as well as photos, can be accessed that are generated at the current time by means of dynamic accessing the underlying databases. The species descriptions can be accessed by name, by alphabetical name lists, or a systematic family tree. Information about distributions in Germany is available through dynamically prepared maps and the interactive GIS application FloraMap. In the sub-menu point “Properties” ("Suche nach Eigenschaften") all individual information items in searches can be freely combined. Again, the resulting species lists can be transferred to the map module FloraMap where one then has the possibility of displaying the spatial distribution of these groups of species in Germany. Under the menu point “Associations” ("Gesellschaften"), the likewise collected information about plant communities and their regional endangerment in Germany is stored in the profiles. These profiles of the vegetation units are extended through a database of phytosociological records under the name “VegetWeb”, which is to be continuously expanded. Under the menu point “Vegetation map” the units of the potential natural vegetation of Germany are displayed in profiles, with text explanations and photos, that will be expanded through the map display dynamically linked to the profiles. The data-offering thus defined in the area “Data service” will be expanded in “InformationsNetz” with explanations of the botanical connections and further information about the data sources. [Information of the supplier, translated]
Subject: Treatments of plants by specific continents, countries, localities (581.9)
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Spatial coverage: Central Europe, Germany
Audience: Beginner; Intermediate; Experts
Language: German
Format: website; database
Resource type: Factual databases;
Picture databases
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2011-05-17
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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