D³ database

Terms of Use



By accessing the D³ website, you declare your agreement with the terms of use below and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using the website.


Currently, the download of data from the D³ website is limited to a maximum of data from 30 species per download. It is not allowed to combine data from several downloads for analyses that cover more than 30 species. Datasets for larger species-sets (and further traits) are available on request.


The data may only be used for scientific analyses and publication, if D³ is cited as the data-source. Any other use is prohibited.


D³ should be cited as follows:


Hintze, C., Heydel, F., Hoppe, C., Cunze, S., König, A. & Tackenberg, O. (2013). D³: The Dispersal and Diaspore Database - Baseline data and statistics on seed dispersal. Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 15, 180-192. (www.seed-dispersal.info accessed on dd.mm.yy).


Publication can be found at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2013.02.001 and in the Download area.




Unless otherwise required by legal provisions, no warranty is given (whether expressed or implicitly) with regard to the correctness, reliability or contents of the individual pages or presented data. The content of this website and the database is made available "as it is"; errors and omissions are thus likely. The provided information on plant species are given without warranty of any kind, including, but not limited to the completeness, accuracy and validity of the delivered data and conclusions based on these data. We reserve the right to revise the pages or withdraw them from the web at any time.


All illustrations, graphs, and texts on the pages of the D³ website are protected by copyright. Any reproduction, distribution, alteration or other utilization, whether completely or in extracts, is not permitted, unless with our prior written approval.


Any reference to the pages of websites by means of links is only permissible subject to express approval. We do not assume any responsibility or liability for any contents drawn up or published by third parties referenced by links on the pages of our website.


Responsibility for the content of this website, according to § 55.2 RStV: Prof. Dr. Oliver Tackenberg.


Data privacy


Data requests and downloads from this website are protocolled. The protocol covers the type of the query as well as the date and time of data transmission.