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A compilation of proposed additions and revisions to vegetation types in the National Vegetation Classification 2011

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Abstract

This document sets out and summarises information about proposed additions and revisions to the National Vegetation Classification, in terms of the communities, sub-communities and variants covered by this vegetation classification system.

The exercise was limited to known information that could be accessed fairly readily. It is therefore not completely comprehensive, but probably covers most of the key information involved. The changes proposed are numerous and cover a wide range of vegetation types. In some cases, the changes appear relatively straight-forward and uncontroversial, but others are rather complex and could not be fully appraised without additional specialist advice.

Although the review of Rodwell et al (2000) provides a comprehensive framework to show what types are ‘missing’ from the NVC and what ‘types of gap’ they represent, it was not straight-forward to relate each of the proposed changes to this framework. These data are therefore presented without any detailed appraisal or recommendation as regards their validity and acceptance into the published NVC scheme.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2011·09·01

Citation
Mountford, E. 2011. A compilation of proposed additions and revisions to vegetation types in the National Vegetation Classification, JNCC Report No. 448. JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This document sets out and summarises information about proposed additions and revisions to the National Vegetation Classification

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·11·29

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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