Welcome to this website devoted to Vegetation Classification Methods, endorsed by the International Association for Vegetation Scientists (IAVS)

The aim of this website is to provide conceptual and methodological help for anyone aiming to create/maintain quantitative classifications of vegetation. 

The Survey about Plot-based Vegetation Classification Methods has been closed.  We thank all 236 respondents for their kindness in answering the questionnaire. Descriptive statistics can be found in section Survey.



Main sections of the website:
  • Visit the About this website section to know more about the general purposes and current contributors of this international collaborative project.
  • Visit the Concepts, History, Analyses, Naming or Applications  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 Software section 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.

Recent news

  • New article presenting a comparative framework for vegetation classification Classification of vegetation is an essential tool to describe, understand, predict and manage biodiversity. Given the multiplicity of approaches to classify vegetation, it is important to develop international consensus around ...
    Posted by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
  • New article presenting a new approach to vegetation classification A new article has been published in Ecological Monographs, presenting a vegetation classification approach that can be used to describe the diversity of terrestrial ecosystems and their transformations over large ...
    Posted Jul 25, 2015, 2:28 AM by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
  • New article about semi-supervised classification of vegetation A paper by Lubomír Tichý,Milan Chytrý and Zoltán Botta-Dukát recently published in Journal of Vegetation Science introduces the concept of semi-supervised classification to community ecology and vegetation ...
    Posted May 13, 2014, 11:24 AM by Miquel De Cáceres Ainsa
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