Achille Mauri (European Commission-Joint Research Centre)Â and colleaguesÂ published an articleÂ recentlyÂ in Scientific Data, a peer-reviewed,Â open-accessÂ journalÂ from theÂ natureresearch group. The articleÂ describesÂ EU-Forest, a high-resolution tree occurrence dataset for Europe. From the abstract:
“We present EU-Forest, a dataset that integrates and extends by almost one order of magnitude the publicly available information on European tree species distribution. The core of our dataset (~96% of the occurrence records) came from an unpublished, large database harmonising forest plot surveys from National Forest Inventories on an INSPIRE-compliant 1âkmÃ1âkm grid. These new data can potentially benefit several disciplines, including forestry, biodiversity conservation, palaeoecology, plant ecology, the bioeconomy, and pest management.”
You can read and/or download the article here.