NDFF Monitoring program quality of flora, environment and nature

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 aim of the National Monitoring Program Quality of Flora, Environment and Nature (LMF) is to answer policy-specific questions. The national government prioritises the measurement objectives ‘environment’ and ‘general quality of nature’ (ANK). The data is also used to calculate the quality of nature. The environmental section focuses on the following subjects: acidification, eutrophication and groundwater depletion. The monitoring program focuses on the effects of these phenomena on flora. The ‘general quality of nature’ section focuses on the quality of nature in rural areas, which will be represented in an indicator of biodiversity.

The monitoring program takes inventory of vegetation in fixed research plots. The vegetation of research plots is analysed with the Braun-Blanquet method. The basis for research is homogenous research plots; research plots that exhibit a single vegetation type. All higher plant species present in the quadrat are reported, as well as their abundance (expressed in the number of specimens and/or coverage). It is optional to also report on moss species. These research plots are examined regularly.

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

Apart from these selection plots, other square kilometre plots are also examined, preferably in areas for which there is no inventory data.

Positive observations without zeros.

767,928 records (March 2018)



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Metadata; Observation


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

Start Date / End Date 1999-01-01 / 2011-12-31