The Pladias Database contains critically revised data on the Czech flora and vegetation managed by the Department of Botany and Zoology, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University (MU) and the Institute of Botany, The Czech Academy of Sciences (IBOT), including data files provided by other institutions or individuals (hereafter „providers“). Its aim is to promote the use of data on plant diversity in the Czech Republic for the purposes of scientific research, education, nature conservation and environmental assessment.The decisions about the concept of the database, inclusion of specific data files and data provision are made by the Management Board of the Pladias Database (hereafter „Governing Board“, Appendix 1), which follows these Rules and respects the interests and rights of the individual providers.
The decisions about including particular data files in the database are taken by the Governing Board. The provider is responsible for obtaining permission to transmit data to the Pladias Database from any other parties that may have property or intellectual rights to these data or their subsets. . The provider of each data set specifies to what extent and under what conditions the data may be used or provided to third parties. . The Governing Board favours the widest possible public availability of data, while respecting the rights of providers to restrict public access to their data and complying with the conditions of use set by the providers.
Public data (both freely available and available after registration) can be used for basic and applied scientific research, teaching, nature conservation and environmental assessment. Their potential use for commercial purposes is subject to approval by the Governing Board or the provider of particular data subsets. The use of data for the purposes of funded projects or expert reports by governmental, educational and research institutions, and NGOs is not considered commerce.
Non-public data can be provided upon request sent by e-mail to members of the Management Board (Appendix 1). The application must contain a delimitation of the extent of the data required, description of the purpose of their use and specification of the final product (e.g. publication, research report or educational presentation). If the expected use of the data assumes cooperation of several people, a nominal list is added to the application. The decision about the provision of data on species traits and conditions for their use for a given purpose is made by their provider or, in the case of trait data owned by MU or IBOT, or species distribution data, by the Governing Board.
When using data from the Pladias Database (including distribution maps) in publications, research reports or for teaching and public presentations, the user specifies the data source „Pladias – A Database of Czech Flora and Vegetation, www.pladias.org“, or (especially in the scientific literature) cites the article with a basic description of the database (after it is published). When using species distribution data, the user also cites the article about the species distribution database (after it is published). When using specific plant trait data or species lists the user also cites the original sources referred to in the Pladias Database. When using texts or images that the Pladias Database has taken from published sources (especially Flora of the Czech Republic, Vegetation of the Czech Republic, Phytocartographic Syntheses of the Czech Republic and articles with species distribution maps published in the journal Preslia), the user cites only the published sources. When using images of plants or vegetation types from the Pladias Database website the user quotes the author of the image and the source „www.pladias.org“.
Public or non-public data obtained from the Pladias Database must not to be transferred to other institutions or persons, or posted on the Internet. The exception is sharing them with colleagues working on a project that uses specific data (in the case of non-public data after prior approval by the provider or by the Governing Board).
The user of data obtained from the Pladias Database helps to improve the quality of the database by reporting any detected errors in the data to the Governing Board or the provider of the particular data file.
The Licit database contains a list of botanical publications related to the territory of the Czech Republic mainly from the years 1989–2002 and to Slovakia from 1989–1992. The database, compiled in the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Průhonice, was used to prepare two volumes of the bibliography Bibliographia botanica čechoslovaca for the years 1989–1992 and the four volumes of the bibliography Bibliographia botanica čechica for the years 1993–2000. It also contains a list of publications from 2001 and 2002, compiled for the fifth volume of the Bibliographia botanica čechica, which has not been printed. The file available for download is a Microsoft Access database.
A total of 22 volumes of the bibliographies Bibliographia botanica čechoslovaca and Bibliographia botanica čechica were issued in 1967–2005 by the Institute of Botany of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (later The Czech Academy of Sciences). The bibliography contains a list of botanical publications from 1952–1957 and 1959–2000 related to the Czech Republic and Slovakia (only until 1992), written both by domestic and foreign authors. A bibliography for the year 1958 was published separately in the journal Preslia (Skalický et al. 1960) and is not included in this series. Downloads are in pdf format with an OCR layer. The bibliographies are freely accessible in the Digital Library of the Moravian Library (www.digitalniknihovna.cz/mzk). For more convenient searching in the bibliography it is recommended to use the catalogue of the Moravian Library (www.mzk.cz).
Skalický V. et al. (1960) Botanica Bibliographia Čechoslovaca 17 (1958). – Preslia 32: 276–334.
The bibliography Bibliographia syntaxonomica Čechoslovaca ad annum 1970 was issued in 1983–1992 by the Institute of Botany of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (today The Czech Academy of Sciences). The bibliography is organized by the classes of phytosociological classification. Each of its 20 volumes contains a list of literature sources that relate to the individual vegetation classes and a list of subordinated syntaxonomic units of these classes with references to literature sources. The geographic scope of the bibliography is former Czechoslovakia. Downloads are in pdf format with an OCR layer. The bibliography is freely accessible in the Digital Library of the Moravian Library (www.digitalniknihovna.cz/mzk). For more convenient searching in the bibliography it is recommended to use the catalogue of the Moravian Library (www.mzk.cz).