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V_heath_vascular_plant_abundance_observational

Abundance of vascular plants measured using point intercept frequency.

The datasets contains point frequency data (which can be converted to biomass estimates) of the following functional groups and species:

  • Betula nana
  • Broad leaved grasses
  • Calamagrostis phragmitoides
  • Deciduous dwarf shrubs
  • Deciduous vascular cryptogams
  • Deschampsia cespitosa
  • Empetrum nigrum
  • Equisetum sp
  • Evergreen dwarf shrubs
  • Evergreen non woody
  • Green willows
  • Grey willows
  • Hemiparasites
  • Nardus stricta
  • Narrow leaved grasses
  • Prostrate willows
  • Rumex acetosa
  • Salix herbacea
  • Sedges and rushes
  • Small forbs
  • Tall forbs
  • Vaccinium myrtillus

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 10.48425/0004962
Version 3
Visibility Public
Topic Category Code Biota
Embargo end date 2022-11-16
Contact Person Kari Anne Bråthen
Email Address kari.brathen@uit.no
Title of Position Professor
Organization Name UiT - The Arctic University of Norway
Associated Parties
    Persons Hanna Böhner, Virve Ravolainen, Eeva Soininen
    Temporal Extent - start date 2005-07-01
    Temporal Extent - end date 2020-09-30
    Geographic Location
    • Varanger
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Ifjordfjellet
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Ifjordfjellet - Eastordalen
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Ifjordfjellet - Giksjohka
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Ifjordfjellet - Iesjohka
    • Varanger - Siskkit Corgas Ja Lagesduottar - Ifjordfjellet - Storelva
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Komagdalen Midtre
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Komagdalen Nedre
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Komagdalen Ovre
    • Varanger - Varjjatnjarga - Komagdalen - Sandfjorddalen
    • 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)
    • Poaceae - Calamagrostis (small-reed/rørkvein)
    • Poaceae - Calamagrostis phragmitoides (scandinavian small-reed/skogrørkvein)
    • Poaceae - Deschampsia cespitosa (tufted hair-grass/sølvbunke)
    • Poaceae - Nardus stricta (mat-grass/finnskjegg)
    • Polygonaceae - Rumex acetosa (common sorrel/engsyre)
    • Salicaceae - Salix (willow/vier)
    • Salicaceae - Salix herbacea (dwarf willow/musøre)
    Resource Citation kari.brathen@uit.no et al., 2021, v_heath_vascular_plant_abundance_observational_v3: COAT project data. Available online: https://data.coat.no/dataset/v_heath_vascular_plant_abundance_observational_v3
    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
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