Welcome to this website devoted to Vegetation Classification Methods. The general objectives of the website are:
  1. To promote standardized practices for vegetation classification purposes.
  2. To promote discussion among vegetation scientists on vegetation classification practices.
  3. To facilitate access to useful technical resources, such as data, programs, tutorials, etc.

Main sections of the website:
  • Visit the About VCWG section to know more about the general purposes and organisation of our Working Group.
  • Visit Concepts, History and Numerical analyses sections if you want to document yourself about the current knowledge and practices related to vegetation classification.
  • Visit the Books & Journals section in order to find which journals, books or book chapters are devoted to vegetation classification methods.
  • Visit the Data sources and Software sections to get links to useful resources such as programs, tutorials, databases...
  • Visit the News section to get recent (or past) pieces of news related to this field.
  • Would you like to join our discussions? Please, contact us and you will be able to follow our discussion Forum.

Recent news

  • Special issue about VC methods published in Phytocoenologia! We are happy to anounce that a special issue devoted to review classification approaches followed around the world appeared some weeks ago (May 2018) in Phytocoenologia (vol. 48, issue 2 ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2018, 9:14 AM by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
  • Scheduled activities of the VCWG in Palermo 2017! Dear IAVS VCWG members,We want to make you aware of the activities the working group is involved with and welcome all who would like to join us for any ...
    Posted May 30, 2017, 3:30 AM by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
  • Classification and Description of World Formation Types A report of an ecological vegetation classification approach has been recently published by the US Department of Agriculture, in which a combination of vegetation attributes (physiognomy, structure, and floristics) and ...
    Posted Oct 27, 2016, 11:38 PM by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
  • Call for contributions to a Special Issue on vegetation classification approaches The steering committee of the VCWG is now promoting the publication of a Special Issue on "Global overview of plot-based vegetation classification approaches", to be published in Phytocoenologia. The ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2016, 7:53 AM by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
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