The Database on Forest Disturbances in Europe (DFDE) allows searching historic information about forest damage caused by wind, fire, animals, and diseases. The DFDE has been elaborated by Alterra and European Forest Institute. The dataset shared here contains a subset of the data for occurrence of biotic agents only, i.e., mammals, insects and fungi. Abiotic agents are not included in this dataset. Also full information on the extent of damage has been excluded. The dataset here has been georeferenced automatically using GeoLocate and the geographic coordinates have been checked only where so indicated. Please report corrections to the resource contact. Look for www.efi.int to access the entire database. The content of the database has been last updated in 2002. Future updates are possible -- please indicate interest in such project.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 6,628 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Schelhaas, M.-J., Schuck, A. & Varis, S. 2003. Database on forest disturbances in Europe. EFI Internal Reports 14, 44 p. Joensuu, Finland.
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 83b06552-5fb7-46b5-9b9c-aaa724e3ae71. European Forest Institute publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Finland.
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|Bounding Coordinates||South West [33, -25], North East [72, 60]|
|Start Date / End Date||1449-01-01 / 2002-01-01|