NDFF moss species monitoring program

Latest version published by Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF) on Mar 26, 2018 Dutch National Database of Flora and Fauna (NDFF)

The moss species monitoring program uses square kilometre plots to count. Species are noted on a standardised tally form. The abundance of each species is registered, as well as the duration of the visit. In principle, this approach (a stratified random sample of all square kilometre plots within a physio-geographical region) is used to inspect 300 square kilometre plots in the Netherlands, but in practice the method is used for other square kilometre plots too. Special species/observations are monitored by 9 species experts. Collecting and preserving evidence, such as herbarium specimens or photos, is mandatory in some cases.

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

Positive observations without zeros.

34,105 records (March 2018)

NDFF protocol 2.204 https://www.ndff.nl/overdendff/validatie/protocollen/2-204-meetnet-mossen/


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Metadata; Observation


Who created the resource:

Laurens Sparrius

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Dries Oomen

Who filled in the metadata:

Dries Oomen

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, 3.252], North East [53.521, 7.141]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Order  Peltigerales (Lichens)

Temporal Coverage

Formation Period 1977-current

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers https://ipt.ndff.nl/resource?r=2_204_meetnet_mossen