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VegBank Information

VegBank is the vegetation plot database of the Ecological Society of America's Panel on Vegetation Classification. VegBank consists of three linked databases that contain (1) the actual plot records, (2) vegetation types recognized in the U.S. National Vegetation Classification and other vegetation types submitted by users, and (3) all plant taxa recognized by ITIS/USDA as well as all other plant taxa recorded in plot records. Vegetation records, community types and plant taxa may be submitted to VegBank and may be subsequently searched, viewed, annotated, revised, interpreted, downloaded, and cited.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Browser and Computer Requirements and Recommendations


VegBank Overview Presentation: formats PPT|PDF
Become a user
Search for data
Submit data
Annotate data


Citation of VegBank data
Terms of Use

Database Architecture

Complete VegBank Data Dictionary
Interactive VegBank Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)
    (ERD tables link to data dictionary)

Plot Module
Community Type Module
Plant Taxon Module

VegBank Native XML

XML Schema and Examples


Publications and Presentations
History of the VegBank Project