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For this present recording scheme we basically used two kinds of data sources:

  1. publicly available publications and unpublished survey reports and academic papers, and
  2. private collections and private faunistic databases.

The review of faunistic publications is nearly complete only for Nord Rhine-Westphalia (reviewed by Dr. Martin Kreuels) und Rhineland-Palatinate (reviewed by Annette Lehna and Horst Krummenauer). In 2003 the review of material for Baden-Württemberg was completed (reviewed by D. Nährig, K.-H. Harms, J. Kiechle und J. Spelda).

For the rest of Germany the percentage of reviewed literature is probably below 50%.

We like to take this opportunity to thank all persons who provided data from their collections and databases!

2 sources:

Hsieh Y-L & Linsenmair KE (2011): Underestimated spider diversity in a temperate beech forest.Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 2953–2965; DOI: 10.1007/s10531-011-0158-1 
Hsieh Y-L & Linsenmair KE (2012): Seasonal dynamics of arboreal spider diversity in a temperate forest.Ecology and Evolution 2: 768–777; DOI: 10.1002/ece3.221