Vegetation data held in the National Vegetation Database (NVD) are in the form of relevés that have the minimum mandatory information: cover abundance scale used, date, relevé area (m2), grid reference, and recorder.

VEGETATION RECORDING AND DATA STORAGE GUIDELINES

The National Parks and Wildlife Service published an Irish Wildlife Manual in 2010 with guidelines and standards for the collection and storage of vegetation data in Ireland: IWM49-NVD

STANDARDISED FIELD RECORDING CARD

The National Biodiversity Data Centre has produced a standardised field recording card for vegetation data. This basic template is designed so that relevés collected will contain the minimum data for use within the National Vegetation Database. It will not be appropriate for more in-depth vegetation studies, or for studies with a specific focus that may require a more specialised recording card.

NVD Recording card

 

A collection of individual plant species records are held within the Centre’s National Vascular Plant (NVPD) and Crop Wild Relative (CWR) databases.