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Pladias Database of the Czech Flora and Vegetation

Authors

CHYTRÝ Milan DANIHELKA Jiří KAPLAN Zdeněk WILD Jan HOLUBOVÁ Dana NOVOTNÝ Petr ŘEZNÍČKOVÁ Marcela ROHN Martin DŘEVOJAN Pavel GRULICH Vít KLIMEŠOVÁ Jitka LEPŠ Jan LOSOSOVÁ Zdeňka PERGL Jan SÁDLO Jiří ŠMARDA Petr ŠTĚPÁNKOVÁ Petra TICHÝ Lubomír AXMANOVÁ Irena BARTUŠKOVÁ Alena BLAŽEK Petr CHRTEK Chrtek Jr. MIRANDA FISCHER Felicia GUO Wen-Yong HERBEN Tomáš JANOVSKÝ Zdeněk KONEČNÁ Marie KÜHN Ingolf MORAVCOVÁ Lenka PETŘÍK Petr PIERCE Simon PRACH Karel PROKEŠOVÁ Helena ŠTECH Milan TĚŠITEL Jakub TĚŠITELOVÁ Tamara VEČEŘA Martin ZELENÝ David PYŠEK Petr

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Preslia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web http://www.preslia.cz/doi/preslia.2021.001.html
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.23855/preslia.2021.001
Keywords biodiversity information; Czech Republic; ecoinformatics; flora; online database; plant traits; species distribution data; vascular plants; vegetation types
Description The Pladias (Plant Diversity Analysis and Synthesis) Database of the Czech Flora and Vegetation was developed by the Pladias project team in 2014–2018 and has been continuously updated since then. The flora section of the database contains critically revised information on the Czech vascular flora, including 13.6 million plant occurrence records, which are dynamically displayed in maps, and data on 120 plant characteristics (traits, environmental associations and other information), divided into the sections: (1) Habitus and growth type, (2) Leaf, (3) Flower, (4) Fruit, seed and dispersal, (5) Belowground organs and clonality, (6) Trophic mode, (7) Karyology, (8) Taxon origin, (9) Ecological indicator values, (10) Habitat and sociology, (11) Distribution and frequency, and (12) Threats and protection. The vegetation section of the database contains information on Czech vegetation types extracted from the monograph Vegetation of the Czech Republic. The data are supplemented by national botanical bibliographies, electronic versions of the standard national flora and vegetation monographs, a database of more than 19,000 pictures of plant taxa and vegetation types, and digital maps (shapefiles) with botanical information. The data from the database are available online on a public portal www.pladias.cz, which also provides download options for various datasets and online identification keys to the species and vegetation types of the Czech Republic. In this paper, we describe the general scope, structure and content of the database, and details of the data on plant characteristics. To illustrate the data and describe the main geographic patterns in selected plant characteristics, we provide maps of mean values of numerical characteristics or proportions of categories for categorical characteristics on the map of the country in a grid of 5 longitudinal × 3 latitudinal minutes (approximately 6.0 km × 5.5 km). We also summarize the main variation patterns in the functional traits in the Czech flora using the principal component analysis.
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