Australian Vegetation Attribute Manual
Executive Steering Committee for Australian Vegetation Information (ESCAVI)
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2003
ISBN 0 642 54953 2
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- Section One: Introduction
- Section Two: The NVIS Framework - Concepts and Standard Procedures
- Section Three: Attributes Defined and Described
- Section Four: Rules for Checking Data
- Appendix A: Glossary
- Appendix B: Recommended Abbreviations and Contractions for Entering Taxonomic Data into NVIS
- Appendix C: NVIS Database Structure Version 6.0
- Appendix D: List of NVIS Database Fields by Table
- Appendix E: Acknowledgments - Australian Vegetation Attributes Versions 1.0-6.0
- Appendix F: History of Australian Vegetation Attributes Versions 1.0-6.0
- Appendix G: Summary of Changes - Australian Vegetation Attributes 5.0-6.0
- Appendix H: References
- Appendix I: Obsolete Attributes
- Appendix J: Worked Example
- The NVIS Information Hierarchy
- NVIS (sub-)stratum codes and descriptions
- Height classes defined for the NVIS
- NVIS structural formation terminology
- Using the up-arrow or 'hat' notation
- Example usage of the NVIS Information Hierarchy
- NVIS attribute requirements
- Codes used to describe unknown or missing information
- National Vegetation Information System Framework
- Vegetation profiles for two different vegetation types, showing the flexibility in assignment of sub-strata
- Graphical summary of cover values for an NVIS description at Level V
- The NVIS vegetation attribute structure v.6.0
ESCAVI would like to thank the following people for their input and assistance in compiling this version of the manual:
- Sarah Sharpe, Mark Dunford and Greg Keen, Environment ACT, Department of Urban Affairs and Planning, Australian Capital Territory.
- Peter Brocklehurst, Department of Lands, Planning and Environment, Northern Territory.
- Ross Peacock, Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, New South Wales.
- Bruce Wilson and John Neldner, Botanical Sciences (Queensland Herbarium), Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland.
- Felicity Smith, Department for Environment and Heritage, South Australia.
- Sophie Underwood and Anne Kitchener, Department of Primary Industry, Water and Environment, Tasmania.
- David Parkes, Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria.
- Damien Shepherd, Department of Agriculture, Western Australia.
- Matt Bolton, Gaston Rozenbilds and Leo Berzins, Department of the Environment and Heritage, Commonwealth.
- Richard Thackway, Sabrina Sonntag and Evert Bleys, Bureau of Rural Sciences.
Please see Appendix E for list of acknowledgements for all versions.
© Commonwealth of Australia 2003
Published by the Department of Environment and Heritage, Canberra.
ISBN 0 642 54953 2
Published August 2003
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Executive Steering Committee for Australian Vegetation Information (ESCAVI) (2003) Australian Vegetation Attribute Manual: National Vegetation Information System, Version 6.0. Department of the Environment and Heritage, Canberra.