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
Data Quality
Parameter Score Description
Accessible (AC) Medium Data are accessible via personal contact or intermediate application
Common Format (CF) Medium Data are available in a proprietary format that requires specific software
Data Lineage Statement (DL) Medium Data are inadequately described in terms of their origins, modifications and processing history
Data Quality Statement (DQ) Good Data are well described in terms of their content quality, completeness and consistency
Governance (GO) Good The contributing organisation (CRI) has ownership or recognised stewardship of the data
Identifiers (ID) Good Both metadata and the data are described with a unique identifier
Terms of use (TU) Good A data licence is easily accessible and understandable
Last Updated (LU) Good A last updated statement is available