Biodiversity & Ecology
Short Database Report Open Access
Natural Heritage Vegetation Database for West Virginia
Keywords: conservation; vegetation plot.
Abstract: The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Natural Heritage Program maintains a database of vegetation plots sampled across the state, the Natural Heritage Vegetation Database for West Virginia (GIVD ID NA-US-013). Data includes information on vegetation structure, plant species composition, and environment in plots of specified area and location. The purpose of this database is to facilitate classification and characterization of natural and semi-natural vegetation in the state to serve as a tool for conservation of biological diversity in all kingdoms.
Vanderhorst, J., Byers, E., Streets, B. (2012): Natural Heritage Vegetation Database for West Virginia. – 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: 440–440. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00227.