Long Database Report BERGWALD – the vegetation database of mountain forests in the Bavarian Alps
ecoinformatics, forest site classification, indicator plant
The database BERGWALD (GIVD ID EU-DE-002), an electronic repository for vegetation plot data from forests and re- lated vegetation in the Bavarian Alps (Germany), is presented. Created in 1995, the database has been intensively used for the classifi- cation and mapping of vegetation and site types, for calibrating and evaluating plant indicator values, and for analysing patterns of plant species richness. Hosted at the University of Applied Sciences in Freising, Bavaria, the data are available for collaborative re- search.