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dc.contributor.authorBiurrun, Idoia
dc.contributor.authorPielech, Remigiusz
dc.contributor.authorDembicz, Iwona
dc.contributor.authorGillet, François
dc.contributor.authorKozub, Ukasz
dc.contributor.authorMarcenò, Corrado
dc.contributor.authorReitalu, Triin
dc.contributor.authorVan Meerbeek, Koenraad
dc.contributor.authorGuarino, Riccardo
dc.contributor.authorChytrý, Milan
dc.contributor.authorPakeman, Robin J
dc.contributor.authorPreislerová, Zdenka
dc.contributor.authorAxmanová, Irena
dc.contributor.authorBurrascano, Sabina
dc.contributor.authorBartha, Sándor
dc.contributor.authorBoch, Steffen
dc.contributor.authorBruun, Hans Henrik
dc.contributor.authorConradi, Timo
dc.contributor.authorDe Frenne, Pieter
dc.contributor.authorEssl, Franz
dc.contributor.authorFilibeck, Goffredo
dc.contributor.authorHájek, Michal
dc.contributor.authorJiménez‐Alfaro, Borja
dc.contributor.authorKuzemko, Anna
dc.contributor.authorMolnár, Zsolt
dc.contributor.authorPärtel, Meelis
dc.contributor.authorPätsch, Ricarda
dc.contributor.authorPrentice, Honor C
dc.contributor.authorRoleček, Jan
dc.contributor.authorSutcliffe, Laura M.E.
dc.contributor.authorTerzi, Massimo
dc.contributor.authorWinkler, Manuela
dc.contributor.authorWu, Jianshuang
dc.contributor.authorAćić, Svetlana
dc.contributor.authorAcosta, Alicia T.R.
dc.contributor.authorAfif, Elias
dc.contributor.authorSebastià, Ma. T.
dc.contributor.authorChocarro, Cristina
dc.descriptionThis article is a part of the Special Feature Macroecology of vegetation, edited by Meelis Pärtel, Francesco Maria Sabatini, Naia Morueta-Holme, Holger Kreft and Jürgen Dengler
dc.description.abstractAims: Understanding fine-grain diversity patterns across large spatial extents is fundamental for macroecological research and biodiversity conservation. Using the GrassPlot database, we provide benchmarks of fine-grain richness values of Palaearctic open habitats for vascular plants, bryophytes, lichens and complete vegetation (i.e., the sum of the former three groups). Location: Palaearctic biogeographic realm. Methods: We used 126,524 plots of eight standard grain sizes from the GrassPlot database: 0.0001, 0.001, 0.01, 0.1, 1, 10, 100 and 1,000 m2 and calculated the mean richness and standard deviations, as well as maximum, minimum, median, and first and third quartiles for each combination of grain size, taxonomic group, biome, region, vegetation type and phytosociological class. Results: Patterns of plant diversity in vegetation types and biomes differ across grain sizes and taxonomic groups. Overall, secondary (mostly semi-natural) grasslands and natural grasslands are the richest vegetation type. The open-access file "GrassPlot Diversity Benchmarks" and the web tool "GrassPlot Diversity Explorer" are now available online ( ases/Grass landD ivers ityEx plorer) and provide more insights into species richness patterns in the Palaearctic open habitats. Conclusions: The GrassPlot Diversity Benchmarks provide high-quality data on species richness in open habitat types across the Palaearctic. These benchmark data can be used in vegetation ecology, macroecology, biodiversity conservation and data quality checking. While the amount of data in the underlying GrassPlot database and their spatial coverage are smaller than in other extensive vegetation-plot databases, species recordings in GrassPlot are on average more complete, making it a valuable complementary data source in macroecology.
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dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Vegetation Science, 2021, vol. 32, num. e13050
dc.rights(c) International Association for Vegetation Science, 2021
dc.subjectFine-grain biodiversity
dc.subjectGrassPlot Diversity Explorer
dc.subjectVegetation plot
dc.titleBenchmarking plant diversity of Palaearctic grasslands and other open habitats

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