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ClimPlant: realized climatic niches of vascular plants in European forest understoreys

posted on 22.03.2021, 17:59 authored by Pieter VangansbekePieter Vangansbeke, Frantíšek Máliš, Radim Hédl, Markéta Chudomelová, Ondřej Vild, Monika Wulf, Ute Jahn, Erik Welk, Francisco Rodriguez-SanchezFrancisco Rodriguez-Sanchez, Pieter De FrennePieter De Frenne

The ClimPlant database contains information on the distribution of monthly, growing-season, and annual mean, minimum and maximum temperature and total precipitation within the distribution range of 968 European forest plants.

Data in 56 csv-files with 1000 values for monthly, growing season and annual observations of mean, minimum, maximum temperature and precipitation in the distribution range for every species. One summary csv-file with summary statistics (mean, median, 5th and 95th percentile) for every species, of each climatic variable, together with seven key geographical descriptors: area of the distribution range, latitude and longitude of the centroid, and northern, eastern, western and southern range limit within the study area.

More info in Vangansbeke et al., 2021, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30(6), 1183–1190. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13303

ClimPlant: realized climatic niches of vascular plants in European forest understoreys

Pieter Vangansbeke a, František Máliš b, Radim Hédl c, Markéta Chudomelová c, Ondřej Vild c, Monika Wulf d, Ute Jahn d, Erik Welk e, Francisco Rodríguez-Sánchez f,g & Pieter De Frenne a

a Forest & Nature Lab, Department of Environment, Ghent University, Geraardsbergsesteenweg 267, 9090 Melle-Gontrode, Belgium.

b Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen, T. G. Masaryka 24, SK-960 01 Zvolen, Slovakia

c Institute of Botany, Czech Academy of Sciences, Lidická 25/27, 60200 Brno, Czech Republic.

d Research Area 2, Leibniz - Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Eberswalder Straße 84, D-15374 Müncheberg, Germany

e Institute for Biology/Geobotany and Botanical Garden, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Große Steinstrasse 79/80, D-06108 Halle, Germany

f Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. Cambridge CB2 3EA, United Kingdom.

g Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Sevilla. Avda. Reina Mercedes s/n, 41012 Sevilla (Spain).

Corresponding author:
Pieter Vangansbeke


PV and PDF were financially supported by the European Research Council through the FORMICA project (ERC Starting Grant no. 757833). FRS was supported by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007-2013 (Grant 275094) and the VI Plan Propio de Investigación of Universidad de Sevilla (VI PPIT – US). FM was supported by project project APVV-19-0319, and MC, RH and OV by the Czech Academy of Sciences long-term research development project RVO 67985939.