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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

Natural Heritage Vegetation Database for West Virginia

James Vanderhorst*, Elizabeth Byers & Brian Streets

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00227

*Corresponding author contact: james.p.vanderhorst@wv.gov

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 440–440, Sep 12
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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.

Suggested citation:
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.