Val Veny, Courmayeur
X. Font1, N. Pérez-García1, I. Biurrun2, F. Fernández-González3, C. Lence4
1Department of Plant Biology, University of Barcelona, E-08028 Barcelona, Spain
2Department of Plant Biology and Ecology, University of Basque Country, E-48080 Bilbao, Spain
3Institute of Environmental Sciences, University of Castilla-La Mancha, E-45071 Toledo, Spain
4Department of Environmental Management and Biodiversity, University of León, E-24072 León, Spain
The SIVIM website was born six years ago. After a first stage of fast growing, the number of queries to its database has currently surpassed 100,000 per year. SIVIM offers its users the opportunity to access to large datasets facilitating phytosociological reviews, plant conservation management and taxonomic chorological studies, amongst others. Therefore, the number of scientific papers and books as well as other websites that cite our website is enlarged everyday. New data have been constantly brought into the project, which means that more than 130,000 phytosociological relevés are currently accessible, storing more than two million specific floristic observations. According to the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD), and taking into account the number of computerized relevés, SIVIM is the fourth largest database in the world.
analysis tools, database, relevés, vegetation