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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

UK National Vegetation Classification Database

John Rodwell*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00170

*Corresponding author contact: johnrodwell@tiscali.co.uk

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 381–381, Sep 12
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Keywords: artificial habitat; England; phytosociology; Scotland; Wales.


Abstract: The UK National Vegetation Classification Database (GIVD ID GB-001) holds the encoded data for 35,000 relevés from the UK NVC programme. The NVC is a phytosociological classification of all vegetation types of natural, semi-natural and major artificial habitats in England, Scotland and Wales. It was published as five volumes of British Plant Communities (Rodwell, J.S., editor, Cambridge University Press, 1991-2000) which contain modular community accounts, synoptic tables and distribution maps of available samples.

Suggested citation:
Rodwell, J. (2012): UK National Vegetation Classification Database. – 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: 381–381. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00170.