Two years after its official start, the national vegetation database VegItaly, a collaborative project supported by the Italian scientific community and developed by a large group of scientists, is presented. This article offers a concise overview of the content of the database, currently consisting of 31,100 vegetation plot, including published and unpublished data. Some basic statistics are analysed; for example, data distribution in space and time, represented vegetation types expressed as physiognomic categories. Although rather young and still in progress, VegItaly already contains data from all the Italian regions and stands as an optimal candidate for the development of an Italian national vegetation database. Its main goals, theoretical basis, technical features, functionalities and recent progresses are outlined, showing glimpses of future prospects.

Landucci, F., Acosta, A., Agrillo, E., Attorre, F., Biondi, E., Cambria, V.E., et al. (2012). VegItaly: The Italian collaborative project for a national vegetation database. PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, 146 (4), 756-763 [10.1080/11263504.2012.740093].

VegItaly: The Italian collaborative project for a national vegetation database

GUARINO, Riccardo;
2012-01-01

Abstract

Two years after its official start, the national vegetation database VegItaly, a collaborative project supported by the Italian scientific community and developed by a large group of scientists, is presented. This article offers a concise overview of the content of the database, currently consisting of 31,100 vegetation plot, including published and unpublished data. Some basic statistics are analysed; for example, data distribution in space and time, represented vegetation types expressed as physiognomic categories. Although rather young and still in progress, VegItaly already contains data from all the Italian regions and stands as an optimal candidate for the development of an Italian national vegetation database. Its main goals, theoretical basis, technical features, functionalities and recent progresses are outlined, showing glimpses of future prospects.
Settore BIO/03 - Botanica Ambientale E Applicata
Landucci, F., Acosta, A., Agrillo, E., Attorre, F., Biondi, E., Cambria, V.E., et al. (2012). VegItaly: The Italian collaborative project for a national vegetation database. PLANT BIOSYSTEMS, 146 (4), 756-763 [10.1080/11263504.2012.740093].
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