Dataset of Phenology of Mediterranean high-mountain meadows flora (Sierra Nevada, Spain)
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AuthorPérez Luque, Antonio Jesús; Sánchez-Rojas, Cristina Patricia; Zamora Rodríguez, Regino Jesús; Pérez-Pérez, Ramón; Bonet, Francisco Javier
Wet high-mountain meadowsAbundancePhenologySierra Nevada (Spain)Long-term researchGlobal change monitoringOccurrenceObservation
Pérez-Luque, A.J.; et al. Dataset of Phenology of Mediterranean high-mountain meadows flora (Sierra Nevada, Spain). Phytokeys, 46: 89-107 (2015). [http://hdl.handle.net/10481/35707]
SponsorshipThis research work was conducted in the collaborative framework of the “Sierra Nevada Global Change Observatory” Project funded by the Environment Department of Andalusian Regional Government and the Sierra Nevada National Park. A. J. Pérez-Luque would like to thank the MICINN of the Government of Spain for the financial support (PTA 2011-6322-I).
Sierra Nevada mountain range (southern Spain) hosts a high number of endemic plant species, being one of the most important biodiversity hotspots in the Mediterranean basin. The high-mountain meadow ecosystems (borreguiles) harbour a large number of endemic and threatened plant species. In this data paper, we describe a dataset of the flora inhabiting this threatened ecosystem in this Mediterranean mountain. The dataset includes occurrence data for flora collected in those ecosystems in two periods: 1988–1990 and 2009–2013. A total of 11002 records of occurrences belonging to 19 orders, 28 families 52 genera were collected. 73 taxa were recorded with 29 threatened taxa. We also included data of cover-abundance and phenology attributes for the records. The dataset is included in the Sierra Nevada Global-Change Observatory (OBSNEV), a long-term research project designed to compile socio-ecological information on the major ecosystem types in order to identify the impacts of global change in this area.