Tools for vegetation classification and analysis

Principal Investigators:

Robert K. Peet, and Stephan Hennekens

The NCEAS Vegetation Classification Working Group is designing and building an information infrastructure for vegetation classification in North America. This includes a plot database, a concept-based taxonomy database, and a community database. The Working Group was jointly funded by NCEAS & GAP, and has subsequently obtained NSF support for a full-time programmer at NCEAS (John Harris). This project has been highly productive in database design, and we hope to take advantage of this success to push the resultant database system toward more rapid... more

Participants and Meetings

ActivityDatesFurther Information
Sabbatical Fellow1st September 2001—28th February 2002Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Robert K. Peetpeet@unc.eduUniversity of North Carolina

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Franz, Nico M.; Peet, Robert K.; Weakley, Alan. 2007. On the use of taxonomic concepts in support of biodiversity research and taxonomy. Edited by Wheeler, Q. D. New Taxonomy. Vol: 74. Taylor & Francis. Boca Raton, FL. Pages 63-84.
Data Set Jennings, Michael D. 2006. Multisource field plot data for studies of vegetation alliances: Northwestern USA. (Online version)
Journal Article Jennings, Michael D.; Faber-Langendoen, Don; Loucks, Orie L.; Peet, Robert K.; Roberts, David W. 2009. Standards for associations and alliances of the U.S. National Vegetation Classification. Ecological Monographs. Vol: 79(2). Pages 173-199.
Data Set Peet, Robert K. 2008. VegBank The Vegetation Plot Archive Project. (Online version)
Journal Article Peet, Robert K.; Lee, Michael T.; Jennings, Michael D.; Faber-Langendoen, Don. 2012. VegBank - a permanent, open-access archive for vegetation-plot data. Biodiversity and Ecology. Vol: 4. Pages 233-241. (Online version)
Journal Article Wiser, Susan K.; Spencer, Nick; De Caceres, Miquel; Kleikamp, Martin; Boyle, Brad; Peet, Robert K. 2011. Veg-X - An exchange standard for plot-based vegetation data. Journal of Vegetation Science. Vol: 22(4). Pages 598-609. (Online version)
"Tools for vegetation classification and analysis" is project ID: 4340