Publications using our data

Data from the EDGG-affiliated regional grassland databases have been contributed to the European (EVA) and the global (sPlot) vegetation-plot databases and are there used for many general and grassland-specific studies. In the future, also those data from GrassPlot that are not anyway in EVA and sPlot will be contributed to these mega-databases.


Left: Dwarf-shrub community, Etna Iuglio, Italy. Middle: Forest-steppe landscape in Khakassia, Siberia. Right: Meso-xeric grassland, Switzerland. Photos by R. Guarino (left) and J. Dengler

Dengler, J., Matthews, T.J., Steinbauer, M.J., Wolfrum, S., Boch, S., Chiarucci, A., Conradi, T., Dembicz, I., Marcenò, C., (…) & Biurrun, I. 2020. Species-area relationships in continuous vegetation: Evidence from Palaearctic grasslands. Journal of Biogeography 60: 72–86. [pdf]

Dengler, J., Biurrun, I., Boch, S., Dembicz, I. & Török, P. 2020. Grasslands of the Palaearctic biogeographic realm: introduction and synthesis. In: Goldstein, M.I., DellaSala, D.A., DiPaolo, D.A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of the world’s biomes. Volume 3: Forests – trees of life. Grasslands and shrublands – sea of plants, pp. 617–637. Elsevier, Amsterdam, NL.

Chytrý, M., Hennekens, S.M., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Knollová, I., Dengler, J., Jansen, F., Landucci, F., Schaminée, J.H.J., Aćić, S., (…) & Yamalov, S. 2016. European Vegetation Archive (EVA): an integrated database of European vegetation plots. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 173–180.

Chytrý, M., Tichý, L., Hennekens, S.M., Knollová, I., Janssen, J.A.M., Rodwell, J.S, Peterka, T., Marcenò, C. (…) & Schaminée, J.H.J. in press. EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science. [pdf]

Hellegers, M., Ozinga, W.A., van Hinsberg, A., Huijbregts, M.A.J., Hennekens, S.M., Schaminee, J.H.J., Dengler, J. & Schipper, A.M. 2020. Evaluating the ecological realism of plant species distribution models with ecological indicator values. Ecography 43: 161–170. [pdf]

Schaminée, J.H.J., Chytrý, M., Dengler, J., Hennekens, S.M., Janssen, J.A.M., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Knollová, I., Landucci, F., Marcenò, C., (…) & Tichý, L. 2016. Development of distribution maps of grassland habitats of EUNIS habitat classification. European Environment Agency [Report EEA/NSS/16/005], Copenhagen, DK: 171 pp. [pdf]

Sporbert, M., Bruelheide, H., Seidler, G., Keil, P., Jandt, U., Austrheim, G., Biurrun, I., Campos, J.A., Čarni, A., (…) & Welk, E. 2019. Assessing sampling coverage of species distribution in biodiversity databases. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 620–632.

Sporbert, M., Keil, P., Seidler, G., Bruelheide, H., Jandt, U., Aćić, S., Biurrun, I., Campos, J.A., Čarni, A., (…) & Welk, E. in press. European plants’ local abundance is largely unrelated to distribution properties in geographic and climatic space. Journal of Biogeography[pdf]

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S.M., Botta-Dukát, Z., Chytrý, M., Field, R., (…) & Jandt, U. 2018. Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1906–1917.

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Purschke, O., Hennekens, S.M., Chytrý, M., Pillar, V.D., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., (…) & Zverev, A. 2019. sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 161–186. [pdf]

Weigand, A., Abrahamczyk, S., Aubin, I., Bita-Nicolae, C., Bruelheide, H., Carvajal-Hernández, C., Cicuzza, D., da Costa, L.E.M., Csiky, J., (…) & Kessler, M. 2020. Global fern and lycophyte richness explained: How regional and local factors shape plot richness. Journal of Biogeography 60: 59–71.