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Data & databases
- Biota of New Zealand
- Ko te Aitanga Pepeke o Aotearoa – New Zealand Land Invertebrates
- Ngā Tipu Aotearoa – New Zealand Plants
- Ngā Harore o Aotearoa – New Zealand Fungi (and Bacteria)
- Ngā Rauropi Whakaoranga
- Systematics Collections Data
- National Vegetation Survey (NVS) databank
- Antarctic Soils Explorer
- Basic spatial visualisation package
- LRIS Programme
- National Environmental Data Centre
- National Land Resources Centre (NLRC)
- SINDI: Soil quality indicators
NVS is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 21,000 permanent plots. These data can be explored online as well as requested for download.
NVS provides a unique record, spanning more than 50 years, of indigenous and exotic plants in New Zealand's terrestrial ecosystems, from Northland to Stewart Island and the Kermadec and Chatham islands. A broad range of habitats are covered, with special emphasis on indigenous forests and grasslands.
The physical archive includes plot sheets, maps, and photographs from many years of vegetation surveys. Purpose-built software for entering, validating and summarising data is available.
The original surveys were conducted by the New Zealand Forest Service, Department of Lands & Survey, and the DSIR Botany Division. Ongoing surveys and research by the Department of Conservation, regional councils, universities, private consultants and Landcare Research are continually providing new data to NVS. Such widely sourced information collated in one databank is part of the value of NVS to New Zealand. At the same time, the interests of data providers are protected through written agreements that determine access rights to specific datasets within NVS.
NVS also supports several useful tools and services to help you collect, manage and analyse NVS datasets.
Downloadable content & links
- NVS databank Link