Dataset under embargo


Plant species composition in heath sites.

The dataset includes three different types of files and all files (except the readme) are saved as ;-separated txt-files:

  • One data file per year (_YEAR.txt)

  • One coordinate file with coordinates of all sites included in the dataset (_coordinates.txt)

  • One auxiliary file with information about which sites are included in the dataset and when (_aux.txt)

  • One readme file with additional information about the variables included in the study design (_readme.pdf)

The dataset has a two-year embargo, older versions of the dataset are publicly available for download.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
DOI 10.48425/0089943
Version 3
Visibility Public
Topic Category Code Biota
Embargo end date 2023-01-25
Contact Person Kari Anne Bråthen
Email Address
Title of Position Professor
Organization Name UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Associated Parties
    Persons Hanna Böhner
    Temporal Extent - start date 2005-07-01
    Temporal Extent - end date 2020-08-31
    Geographic Location
    • Varanger
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Komagdalen Midtre
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Komagdalen Nedre
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Komagdalen Ovre
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Vestre Jakobselv
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Vestre Jakobselv - Bearalveaijohka
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Vestre Jakobselv - Jakobselv
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Vestre Jakobselv - Torvhaugdalen
    Scientific Name
    • Betulaceae - Betula nana (dwarf birch/dvergbjørk)
    • Equisetaceae - Equisetum (horsetail/sneller)
    • Ericaceae - Empetrum nigrum (crowberry/krekling)
    • Ericaceae - Vaccinium myrtillus (bilberry/blåbær)
    • Myrsinaceae - Trientalis europaea (chickweed-wintergreen/skogstjerne)
    • Poaceae - Avenella flexuosa (wavy hair-grass/smyle)
    • Poaceae - Nardus stricta (mat-grass/finnskjegg)
    • Salicaceae - Salix (willow/vier)
    • Salicaceae - Salix herbacea (dwarf willow/musøre)
    Resource Citation et al., 2021, v_heath_plant_species_composition_observational_v3: COAT project data. Available online:
    Associated Scripts
    Associated study protocol protocol-plant-measurements-in-heath-and-meadow-sites_v1
    Bibliographic citation
    Funding Source Fram Centre, The Research Council of Norway, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway