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NVC Users' Handbook 2006

Freshwater Terrestrial JNCC Publications 978 1 86107 574 1 Aquatic plants Freshwater Grassland Guidance Habitats Heathland Lower plants NVC Peatland Plants UK Woodland


This handbook gives a detailed description of the NVC methods for collection of vegetation relev├ęs (quadrat) data, the methodology for sampling vegetation in the field, and the analysis and description of NVC data.

It provides an authoritative introduction to the National Vegetation Classification (NVC), as published in the five volumes of British Plant Communities. It also explains how such information can be used to identify plant communities and discusses important issues involved in carrying out an NVC survey of a site. There is a brief account of some of the applications and limitations of the NVC.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2006··

Rodwell, J.S. (2006) NVC Users' Handbook, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 978 1 86107 574 1.

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 2019·08·05

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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