Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests Central latitude
: 51.314450Central longitude
4 years, from 1964 to 1994
231 distinct species
Across the time series Alopecurus pratensis
is the most frequently occurring species
Hundt, R. (2001) Ökologisch-geobotanische Untersuchungen an den mitteldeutschen Wiesengesellschaften unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihres Wasserhaushaltes und ihrer Veränderung durch die Intensivbewirtschaftung im Rahmen der Großflächenproduktion. Biosphärenreservat Rhön, Thüringen. Monografie, 3, 366.Jandt, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2012) German vegetation reference database (GVRD). Biodiversity & Ecology, 4, 355-355.
The data were extracted from a monography (Hundt 2001) and comprise vegetation records from the 1960ies, 1970ies and 1990ies. Study locations were Duebener Heide,Elbe valley, Mulde valley, (Lower Saxony) and Goldene Aue, Helmetal, Alperstedter Ried, Numburg, Vessertal (Thuringia).
Plots which had been initially established by Rudolf Hundt had been revisited in the 1970ies by him together with diploma students (Häusler 1979, Prizckat 1984, Teichfischer 1984). Vegetation records were made, using the Braun-Blanquet scale. For data were harmonized according to the German SL standard checklist for plant species, entered into the German Reference Vegetation Database (Jandt & Bruelheide 2012) and exported for Biotime with per cent cover values. Geographic coordinates were assigned to the most probable position by Ute Jandt.
In addition to the vegetation records, the orgininal publications contains the description of soil profiles, soil water level measurements, water capacity usable by plants, content of humus, carbonate, phosporus and potassium as well as soil pH and cellulolytic activity. These data have not yet been digitized.