Databases

Large databases are resulting from research projects. These resources are used for solving our research topics (see e.g. Longwood). Databases are structured following data type.

 

The database of vegetation plots in forest ecosystems

The Database contains vegetation plots from forest ecosystems mainly from the Czech Republic. Plots are of three various types: resurveyed historical plots (about 4 thousand samples), permanent plots (600 plots) and experimental plots (about a thousand of samples). The databases are continuously extended and utilized in current and prepared research projects. Vegetation data are supplemented by environmental data including soil properties (see Soil database).

Historical database

The historical database contains 50 000 of archive records about the forest management and species composition and other aspects of the forest vegetation over the region of the historical Moravia and Silesia. For its comprehensiveness, it is a unique european database. The main data resources of the database were medieval charters, zemské desky, urbaria, forestry management plans, forest maps, the Josephian and Stable cadastre and other archive materials providing information about the forests and forest management in the period from 11th to 19th century. The most of the used archival documents are deposited in the Moravian Provincial Archive in Brno. Historical sources have been appended by information found in the forestry literature. The database was created by the team of historians led by P. Szabó during the ERC funded project LONGWOOD.

Archaeological database

The archaeological database contains more than 19.000 records of human presence from Mesolithic upt to the Early Medieval Period from Moravia. The archive of the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, served as the main source of information, which was collected under the supervision of J. Kolář during the ERC funded project LONGWOOD. Published archaeological data are partially added to the archival records. The dataset serves for quantified modelling of past human activities on different scales, which is used mostly in combination with palaeoecological and climatic models.

Soil database

The Soil database contains data from pedological analyses of several thousands of samples collected from plots in the forests of the Czech Republic. Samples are archived, analyzed and supplemented by new material. Pedological analyses are demanding on funding and analytic infrastructure. All costs were from the resources of the Institute of Botany, mostly grant projects.

Database of plant macrofossils of Czech Republic and Slovakia

Database of plant macrofossils from the natural organic deposits like peat, or lake sediments. Macrofossil data are accompanied by dating (radiocarbon or inferred from the model) or classification to one of the Holocene period (mostly old data). There are also information about type of macrofossil (seeds, plant tissues, wood etc.), its abundance or author of identification. In the present day, there are more than 3000 samples with more than 600 taxa in the database, which is on this webpage at disposal. It is possible to sort data according to taxa or period.