Biodiversity & Ecology
Long Database Report Open Access
Toward an Italian national vegetation database: VegItaly
Keywords: databank; ecoinformatics; phytosociological relevé; statistical analysis; vegetation plot.
Abstract: VegItaly (http://www.vegitaly.it; GIVD ID EU-IT-001) is a web database designed to store, retrieve and analyse the vegetation data of Italy. Designed for both floristic and phytosociological data, it can handle any field plot according to the definition of “vegetation database” suggested by the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases (GIVD) and the IAVS Ecoinformatics Working Group. VegItaly, supported by Società Italiana di Scienza della Vegetazione (formerly Società Italiana di Fitosociologia), is hosted by AnArchive (http://www.anarchive.it), a collaborative project aimed at archiving botanical data that involves several Italian universities coordinated by the University of Perugia. VegItaly’s main aim is to contribute to data archiving and sharing in order to offer the possibility to manage large data sets for statistical analysis on a wide geographic scale.
Venanzoni, R., Landucci, F., Panfili, E., Gigante, D. (2012): Toward an Italian national vegetation database: VegItaly. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 185–190. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00075.