ReSurveyEurope: A database of resurveyed vegetation plots in Europe

Ilona Knollová, Milan Chytrý, Helge Bruelheide, Stefan Dullinger, Ute Jandt, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Idoia Biurrun, Francesco de Bello, Michael Glaser, Stephan Hennekens, Florian Jansen, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Daniel Kadaš, Ekin Kaplan, Klára Klinkovská, Bernd Lenzner, Harald Pauli, Marta Gaia Sperandii, Kris Verheyen, Manuela WinklerOtar Abdaladze, Svetlana Aćić, Alicia T.R. Acosta, Audrey Alignier, Christopher Andrews, Raphaël Arlettaz, Fabio Attorre, Irena Axmanová, Manuel Babbi, Lander Baeten, Jakub Baran, Elena Barni, José Luis Benito-Alonso, Christian Berg, Ariel Bergamini, Imre Berki, Steffen Boch, Barbara Bock, Frank Bode, Gianmaria Bonari, Karel Boublík, Andrea J. Britton, Jörg Brunet, Vanessa Bruzzaniti, Serge Buholzer, Sabina Burrascano, Juan A. Campos, Bengt Göran Carlsson, Maria Laura Carranza, Tomáš Černý, Kévin Charmillot, Alessandro Chiarucci, Philippe Choler, Kryštof Chytrý, Emmanuel Corcket, Anikó Csecserits, Maurizio Cutini, Marta Czarniecka-Wiera, Jiří Danihelka, Maria Carla de Francesco, Pieter De Frenne, Michele Di Musciano, Michele De Sanctis, Balázs Deák, Guillaume Decocq, Iwona Dembicz, Jürgen Dengler, Valter Di Cecco, Jan Dick, Martin Diekmann, Hartmut Dierschke, Thomas Dirnböck, Inken Doerfler, Jiří Doležal, Ute Döring, Tomasz Durak, Ciara Dwyer, Rasmus Ejrnæs, Inna Ermakova, Brigitta Erschbamer, Giuliano Fanelli, María Rosa Fernández-Calzado, Thomas Fickert, Andrea Fischer, Markus Fischer, Kacper Foremnik, Jan Frouz, Ricardo García-González, Daniel García-Magro, Itziar García-Mijangos, Rosario G. Gavilán, Mateja Germ, Dany Ghosn, Khatuna Gigauri, Jaroslav Gizela, Aleksandra Golob, Valentin Golub, Daniel Gómez-García, David Gowing, John Arvid Grytnes, Behlül Güler, Alba Gutiérrez-Girón, Peter Haase, Sylvia Haider, Michal Hájek, Melinda Halassy, Martin Harásek, Werner Härdtle, Thilo Heinken, Alison Hester, Jean Yves Humbert, Ricardo Ibáñez, Estela Illa, Bogdan Jaroszewicz, Kai Jensen, Anke Jentsch, Martin Jiroušek, Veronika Kalníková, Róbert Kanka, Jutta Kapfer, George Kazakis, Janez Kermavnar, Stefan Kesting, Larisa Khanina, Elisabeth Kindermann, Marek Kotrík, Tomáš Koutecký, Łukasz Kozub, Gisbert Kuhn, Lado Kutnar, Dario La Montagna, Andrea Lamprecht, Jonathan Lenoir, Jan Lepš, Christoph Leuschner, Juan Lorite, Bjarke Madsen, Rosina Magaña Ugarte, Marek Malicki, Tuija Maliniemi, František Máliš, Alexander Maringer, Robert Marrs, Silvia Matesanz, Katrin Metze, Stefan Meyer, Jonathan Millett, Ruth J. Mitchell, Jesper Erenskjold Moeslund, Pavel Moiseev, Umberto Morra di Cella, Ondřej Mudrák, Frank Müller, Norbert Müller, Tobias Naaf, Laszlo Nagy, Francesca Napoleone, Juri Nascimbene, Jana Navrátilová, Josep M. Ninot, Yujie Niu, Signe Normand, Romá Ogaya, Vladimir Onipchenko, Anna Orczewska, Adrienne Ortmann-Ajkai, Robin J. Pakeman, Iker Pardo, Ricarda Pätsch, Robert K. Peet, Josep Penuelas, Cord Peppler-Lisbach, Javier Pérez-Hernández, Aaron Pérez-Haase, Alessandro Petraglia, Petr Petřík, Remigiusz Pielech, Hubert Piórkowski, Eulàlia Pladevall-Izard, Peter Poschlod, Karel Prach, Safiya Praleskouskaya, Vadim Prokhorov, Sam Provoost, Mihai Pușcaș, Štěpánka Pustková, Christophe François Randin, Valerijus Rašomavičius, Kamila Reczyńska, Tamás Rédei, Klára Řehounková, Nina Richner, Anita C. Risch, Christian Rixen, Sergey Rosbakh, Christiane Roscher, Gert Rosenthal, Graziano Rossi, Harald Rötzer, Camille Roux, Sabine B. Rumpf, Eszter Ruprecht, Solvita Rūsiņa, Irati Sanz-Zubizarreta, Meret Schindler, Wolfgang Schmidt, Dirk Schories, Joachim Schrautzer, Hendrik Schubert, Martin Schuetz, Angelika Schwabe, Helena Schwaiger, Peter Schwartze, Jan Šebesta, Hallie Seiler, Urban Šilc, Vasco Silva, Petr Šmilauer, Marie Šmilauerová, Thomas Sperle, Alina Stachurska-Swakoń, Nils Stanik, Angela Stanisci, Kristina Steffen, Christian Storm, Hans Georg Stroh, Nadezhda Sugorkina, Krzysztof Świerkosz, Sebastian Świerszcz, Magdalena Szymura, Balázs Teleki, Gilles Thébaud, Jean Paul Theurillat, Lubomír Tichý, Urs A. Treier, Pavel Dan Turtureanu, Karol Ujházy, Mariana Ujházyová, Tudor Mihai Ursu, Aldona K. Uziębło, Orsolya Valkó, Hans Van Calster, Koenraad Van Meerbeek, Bart Vandevoorde, Vigdis Vandvik, Marco Varricchione, Kiril Vassilev, Luis Villar, Risto Virtanen, Pascal Vittoz, Winfried Voigt, Andreas von Hessberg, Goddert von Oheimb, Eva Wagner, Gian Reto Walther, Camilla Wellstein, Karsten Wesche, Markus Wilhelm, Wolfgang Willner, Sonja Wipf, Burghard Wittig, Thomas Wohlgemuth, Ben A. Woodcock, Monika Wulf, Franz Essl*

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Abstract

Aims: We introduce ReSurveyEurope — a new data source of resurveyed vegetation plots in Europe, compiled by a collaborative network of vegetation scientists. We describe the scope of this initiative, provide an overview of currently available data, governance, data contribution rules, and accessibility. In addition, we outline further steps, including potential research questions. Results: ReSurveyEurope includes resurveyed vegetation plots from all habitats. Version 1.0 of ReSurveyEurope contains 283,135 observations (i.e., individual surveys of each plot) from 79,190 plots sampled in 449 independent resurvey projects. Of these, 62,139 (78%) are permanent plots, that is, marked in situ, or located with GPS, which allow for high spatial accuracy in resurvey. The remaining 17,051 (22%) plots are from studies in which plots from the initial survey could not be exactly relocated. Four data sets, which together account for 28,470 (36%) plots, provide only presence/absence information on plant species, while the remaining 50,720 (64%) plots contain abundance information (e.g., percentage cover or cover–abundance classes such as variants of the Braun-Blanquet scale). The oldest plots were sampled in 1911 in the Swiss Alps, while most plots were sampled between 1950 and 2020. Conclusions: ReSurveyEurope is a new resource to address a wide range of research questions on fine-scale changes in European vegetation. The initiative is devoted to an inclusive and transparent governance and data usage approach, based on slightly adapted rules of the well-established European Vegetation Archive (EVA). ReSurveyEurope data are ready for use, and proposals for analyses of the data set can be submitted at any time to the coordinators. Still, further data contributions are highly welcome.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13235
JournalJournal of Vegetation Science
Volume35
Issue2
ISSN1100-9233
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2024

Keywords

  • biodiversity
  • community ecology
  • database
  • macroecology
  • monitoring
  • relevé
  • species richness
  • temporal change
  • time series
  • vascular plants
  • vegetation dynamics

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