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National vegetation classification field guide to woodland 2004


The NVC woodland classification is based on 2,648 samples from ancient and recent woods throughout Britain (Rodwell 1991). This is the biggest data set yet analysed for the production of a woodland classification in Britain (the Stand Type system, for example, was based on about 800 samples (Peterken 1981)). Apart from the sheet numbers of samples, the geographic and ecological spread of sampling makes it the classification most representative of the range of British woodland. The relationships between the NVC and other woodland classifications are shown in Appendix 1.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2004··

Hall, J.E., Kirby, K.J. & Whitbread, A.M. (revised 2004) National vegetation classification field guide to woodland, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 86107 554 5.

One of a series of JNCC publications designed to aid and promote understanding and application of the National Vegetation Classification.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·06

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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