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Biodiversity & Ecology

Long Database Report    Open Access 

Toward an Italian national vegetation database: VegItaly

Roberto Venanzoni*, Flavia Landucci, Edoardo Panfili & Daniela Gigante

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00075

*Corresponding author contact: rvenanzo@unipg.it

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 185–190, Sep 12
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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.

Suggested citation:
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.