Dataset Details - Species Data from the National Vegetation Database
The National Vegetation Database (NVD) was established in 2007 by the National Biodiversity Data Centre in conjunction with the NPWS. It is a central repository for Irish vegetation surveys. This Dataset includes vascular plant data extracted from the NVD as species records.
All data was originally recorded as relevés during Irish vegetation surveys for various purposes. It was centrally collated into the NVD by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
All data was originally recorded as vegetation relevés and digitised during the creation of the National Vegetation Database (2007-2012). The NVD is stored in Turboveg by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
1952 - current
All data was validated as vegetation data before being accepted into the NVD. When this data was extracted as species records it was then validated as vascular plant species data by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
This Dataset will continue to be updated as more data is added to the NVD
Information on the National Vegetation Database, including all surveys from which data has been extracted can be found here: http://nationalvegetationdatabase.biodiversityireland.ie
Restricted (Data can be viewed on the mapping system but is not available for download)
Collated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre from different sources, Species Data from the National Vegetation Database, National Biodiversity Data Centre, Ireland, accessed 11 December 2023, <https://maps.biodiversityireland.ie/Dataset/186>
Dataset species distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of species recorded within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Dataset record distribution
Terrestrial Map - 10kmDistribution of the number of records within each 10km grid square (ITM).
Marine Map - 50KmDistribution of the number of records within each 50km grid square (WGS84).
Records per year
Species per year
|Habitat code (Fossitt, 2000)||The code assigned to the habitat described in A Guide to Habitats in Ireland (Fossitt 2000)|
|Habitat description||A description of the habitat in which the organism was recorded|
|NVD: cover code||NVD: cover code|
|NVD: releve number||NVD: releve number|
|NVD: survey reference||NVD: survey reference|
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