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Review of coverage of the National Vegetation Classification 2000

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Abstract

The original aim of the NVC was to cover all natural, semi-natural and major artificial habitats in Great Britain (but not Northern Ireland), covering virtually all terrestrial plant communities, and those of brackish and fresh waters, except where no vascular plants were the dominants. Since the publication of British Plant Communities, use of the NVC and comparison with European phytosociological classification systems has revealed that there are types of British vegetation which have still to be described.

As a result, the JNCC commissioned a review of the coverage of the NVC in 1998. This review has produced information on the current coverage of the NVC; identified both the known and likely gaps in the plant community descriptions; and placed these new types into the phytosociological scheme of the NVC. This publication presents the results of this review.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2000·07·01

Citation
Rodwell, J.S., Dring, J.C., Averis, A.B.G., Proctor, M.C.F., Malloch, A.J.C., Schaminée, J.N.J. & Dargie, T.C.D., (2000), Review of coverage of the National Vegetation Classification, JNCC Report No. 302, JNCC, Peterborough, ISSN 0963-8091.

Lineage
This review has produced information on the current coverage of the NVC, identified both the known and likely gaps in the plant community descriptions.

Responsible organisation
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC author

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2019·08·20

Metadata point of contact
Digital and Data Solutions, JNCC

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