Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 4340: Peet: Tools for vegetation classification and analysis , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Peet R. 2008.
VegBank The Vegatation Plot Archive Project
nceas.938.2 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.938.2/nceas)
General Information:
Title:VegBank The Vegatation Plot Archive Project
Identifier:nceas.938
Abstract:
VegBank is the vegetation plot database of the Ecological Society of America's Panel on Vegetation Classification. VegBank consists of three linked databases that contain (1) the actual plot records, (2) vegetation types recognized in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification and other vegetation types submitted by users, and (3) all plant taxa recognized by ITIS/USDA as well as all other plant taxa recorded in plot records. Vegetation records, community types and plant taxa may be submitted to VegBank and may be subsequently searched, viewed, annotated, revised, interpreted, downloaded, and cited.
Keywords:None:
  • vegetation
  • plants
Publication Date:2008-07-17

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 4340: Peet: Tools for vegetation classification and analysis
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Robert K. Peet
Organization:University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Email Address:
peet@unc.edu
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Robert K. Peet
Organization:University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Email Address:
peet@unc.edu
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Callie Bowdish

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:The Map of Plots in VegBank currently includes the United States, Canada and Parts of Mexico. (07/17/08)
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  -179.0  degrees
East:  -75.0  degrees
North:  72.0  degrees
South:  19.0  degrees
Taxonomic Range:
Classification:
Rank Name:Kingdom
Rank Value:Plantae

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Data Set Usage Rights

other
VegBank controls the permissions
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:denyFirst
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File