Vegetation inventories from the study: Expansion of deciduous shrubs but not evergreen dwarf shrubs inhibited by reindeer in Scandes mountain range

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Tage Vowles - University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences rorId


The dataset contains results from vegetation inventories for 1995-2011 from four locations along the Swedish mountain range, for shrub heath and birch forest vegetation types.

Sites surveyed were Fulufjället, Långfjället, Ritsem and Pulsuvuoma.

At each site there are six 25x25m plots, three surrounded by a fence to keep out herbivores, and three representing grazed conditions.

In each of the plots, twenty 1×1m subplots were randomly chosen, and cover for each species in the 1×1m subplots was visually estimated.

This dataset contains the cover data for each species.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Time period(s) investigated

1995-01-01 – 2011-12-31

Data format / data structure

Data collection
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Fulufjället, Långfjället, Ritsem and Pulsuvuoma.

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences

Topic and keywords

Research area

Environmental sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Biota (INSPIRE topic categories)

Published: 2018-06-12
Last updated: 2019-06-11