NDFF Floristics monitoring of banks from freshwater bodies

Latest version published by Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF) on Mar 22, 2018 Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF)

The Floristics Monitoring Program encompasses the great freshwater bodies: the IJsselmeer, the Markermeer, the Border Lakes, the Rhine branches, the Maas and freshwater tidal waters. The monitoring program falls under the monitoring program of the state of water management (MWTL) and aims to make sound statistical judgements about the flora quality and environmental quality of ecosystems of the banks of the various national waters.

This monitoring program encompasses a selection of over 400 square kilometre plots along the national waters. It only focuses on the flora of the banks: the area between the stream bed and the top of the outermost dyke. The bank zone of the selected square kilometre plots are examined for all occurring plant species every 4 years. The occurrence as well as the abundance is recorded for a number of these species. Also the occurrence of local Red List species is reported in detail.

Dataset available via https://www.ndff.nl/english / serviceteamndff@natuurloket.nl

Positive observations without zeros.

278,824 records (March 2018)



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Who created the resource:

Laurens Sparrius
Data manager
FLORON Plant Conservation Netherlands NL

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dries Oomen

Who filled in the metadata:

Dries Oomen
metadata publisher

Who else was associated with the resource:

Henk de Vries
Node manager NLBIF
NLBIF (Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility) P.O.Box 9517 2300 RA Leiden NL

Geographic Coverage


Bounding Coordinates South West [50.736, 3.318], North East [53.521, 7.207]

Taxonomic Coverage

All vascular plants

Kingdom  Plantae (Plants)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1942-current