Dutch Vegetation Database (Sample Export from TV3)

Sampling event
Latest version published by Alterra, Wageningen UR on May 18, 2016 Alterra, Wageningen UR
Publication date:
18 May 2016
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Alterra, Wageningen UR
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The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) hosts information on all plant communities in the Netherlands. This archive consists of over 600.000 recent and historic vegetation descriptions. The data provide information on more than 85 years of vegetation recording in various habitats covering terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems from natural, semi-natural as well as cultural landscapes.

Data Records

The data in this sampling event resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 1,000 records.

This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.


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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hennekens S (2016): Dutch Vegetation Database (Sample Export from TV3). v1.6. Alterra, Wageningen UR. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://doi.org/10.15468/ksqxep


Researchers should respect the following rights statement:

The publisher and rights holder of this work is Alterra, Wageningen UR. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.

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Netherlands; Vegetation plots; Turboveg; Alterra; Plant communities; Dutch National Vegetation Database; Samplingevent


Stephan Hennekens
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Scientific researcher
Alterra, Wageningen UR

Geographic Coverage

The Netherlands

Bounding Coordinates South West [50.769, 3.362], North East [53.491, 7.15]

Taxonomic Coverage

The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) covers vascular plants, stoneworts, mosses and lichens. In only few cases algae and mushrooms have been recorded.

Kingdom Plantae
Unranked Algae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1931-07-02 / 2015-09-24

Additional Metadata

The location of plots having at least one threatened species listed on the Dutch Red list have been obscured to a level of 5x5 km squares.

Purpose The Dutch Vegetation Database (LVD) is used for many different purposes, e.g. vegetation classification, species trend analysis, providing distribution maps of plant communities and Natura 2000 habitat types. Part of the database (100.000 plots) are included in the European Vegetation Database (EVA; http://euroveg.org/eva-database).
Alternative Identifiers 740df67d-5663-41a2-9d12-33ec33876c47