GV - Ground Vegetation

Form: PLV - Plot based information

Active since: 1984 Last change: 2016

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!Sequence; country; plot; sample_id; team_id; no_members; survey_type; survey_nr; date_sampling; latitude; longitude; altitude; fence; sampled_area; tree_cover; shrub_height; shrub_cover; herb_height; herb_cover; mosses_cover; bare_soil_cover; litter_cover; other_observations

POSITION FIELD DESCRIPTION
1 Sequence

Description: Continuous number to identify the line of the submitted file
Format: I
2 country
M

DB Column: code_country
Description: ID of the country
Format: I
Dictionary: d_country
3 plot
M

DB Column: code_plot
Description: Observation plot number
Remarks: A unique number (per country) given to the permanent plot during the selection or installation
Format: I
4 sample_id
M K

Format: I
Explanatory Item: 87
5 team_id

Description: Field team ID
Format: I
Explanatory Item: 88
6 no_members

Description: Number of persons in the field crew
Format: I
7 survey_type
M

DB Column: code_survey_type
Description: Ground vegetation survey type
Format: I
Dictionary: d_survey_type_gv
8 survey_nr
M K

DB Column: survey_number
Description: Survey number
Format: I
Explanatory Item: 91
9 date_sampling (DDMMYY)
M K

Description: Date of sampling
Remarks: E.g. '9th October 2012' = '091012'
Format: Date
10 latitude (+DDMMSS)
M

Description: Latitude in Degrees Minutes Seconds (WGS84)
Remarks: E.g. '+505852' = 50 Degree, 58 Minutes, 52 Seconds
Format: C
Explanatory Item: 4
11 longitude (+/-DDMMSS)
M

Description: Longitude in Degrees Minutes Seconds (WGS84)
Remarks: E.g. '+035531' = 3 Degree, 55 Minutes, 31 Seconds
Format: C
Explanatory Item: 4
12 altitude (m)
M

DB Column: code_altitude
Description: Altitude above sea level in 50 meter classes
Format: I
Dictionary: d_altitude
13 fence (YES = 1, NO = 2)
M

DB Column: code_fence
Format: I
Dictionary: d_fence
Explanatory Item: 92
14 sampled_area (m²)
M

DB Column: total_sample_area
Description: Total sampled area
Format: I
Explanatory Item: 93
15 tree_cover (%)

DB Column: tree_layer_cover
Description: Tree layer cover
Remarks: In % of total area
Format: I
Explanatory Item: 94
16 shrub_height (m)

DB Column: shrub_layer_height
Description: Shrub layer height
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
17 shrub_cover (%)

DB Column: shrub_layer_cover
Description: Shrub layer cover
Remarks: In % of total area
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
18 herb_height (m)

DB Column: herb_layer_height
Description: Herb layer height
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
19 herb_cover (%)

DB Column: herb_layer_cover
Description: Herb layer cover
Remarks: In % of total area
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
20 mosses_cover (%)

Description: Mosses cover
Remarks: In % of total area
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
21 bare_soil_cover (%)

Description: Bare soil cover
Remarks: In % of total area
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
22 litter_cover (%)

Description: Litter cover
Remarks: In % of total area
Format: F
Explanatory Item: 94
23 other_observations (FREE TEXT)

DB Column: other_obs
Description: Supplementary comments
Format: C