National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank

The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) databank is a world-leading repository for New Zealand’s plot-based vegetation data describing plant species occurrence and abundance, vegetation structure, and environment. It is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 132,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 26,000 permanent plots. These data can be explored online as well as requested for download. It provides a unique record, spanning more than 75 years, of indigenous and exotic plants. Spatially, NVS data cover NZ’s three main islands, many nearshore islands, Rangitāhua (Kermadec Islands), Rekohu (Chatham Island), Motu Ihupuku (Campbell Island), Tini Heke (Snares Island), and Motu Maha (Auckland Islands). Ecologically, NVS data cover all of NZ’s major ecosystems and a selection of naturally uncommon ecosystems.
Hosted By: Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research
Categories: Biodiversity, Land
Keywords: Terrestrial Ecology, Terrestrial plants, Land, Vegetation, New Zealand