Towards the Flora of the Republika Srpska Database

1. Vladimir Stupar, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Đorđije Milanović, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3. Jugoslav Brujić, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
4. Marijana Kapovic Solomun, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
5. Zorana Hrkić Ilić, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
6. Ozren Žolja, Faculty of Forestry, University of Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
7. Nikola Pećanac, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
8. Ognjen Lukić, University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Forestry, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Regarding the floristic diversity, Bosna and Herzegovina with the Republic of Srpska are amongst the richest areas of Europe. Global standards in nature protection require standardized georeferenced biodiversity databases as a part of integrated information system in order to facilitate information exchange and monitoring of species and habitats. This is also foreseen by national legislation in the sectors of nature protection, forestry etc. However, although the flora of Bosnia and Herzegovina has been studied extensively for the last 150 years, there is still no species check list let alone precise and comprehensive database on species distribution.
This was the background for the project GIS Database of the vascular flora of the Republic of Srpska, which was completed during 2011 and yielded Web GIS application with the spatial information about plant species of Republic of Srpska, gathered from the largest monograph about B&H flora (Beck-Manageta G. 1903-1983: Flora Bosne i Hercegovine). This project collected about 20 000 spatial references for about 2100 species for the Republic of Srpska.
In the second phase of this project that was conducted during 2017, we aimed to collect data from phytosociological relevés (published and unpublished). The 6000 relevés from B&H were entered in TURBOVEG software, georeferenced in QuantumGIS and then imported into RDBMS PostgreSQL with PostGIS spatial extension. Web application was developed in GeoDjango environment GeoServer and OpenLayers technologies. Only relevés from the Republic of Srpska were taken into consideration. This way we acquired about 30 000 of new spatial references.
We estimate that, from the beginning of the project in 2011, we collected, digitized and georefernced about 50% of data about vascular plants and their distribution in the Republic of Srpska.

Ključne reči: flora; geodatabase; information system; GIS; species mapping

Tematska oblast: Ekologija šuma i očuvanje prirodnih resursa

Datum: 11.10.2017.

Šumarska nauka u funkciji održivog razvoja šumarstva
25 godina šumarstva Republike Srpske


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