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The Carolina Vegetation Survey

The Carolina Vegetation Survey is a collaborative, multi-institutional research program designed to document the composition and status of the natural vegetation of the Carolinas for purposes of inventory, monitoring of environmental impacts, and assessment of conservation status. The Survey consists of a core group of scientists representing UNC at Chapel Hill, NC State Univ., Clemson Univ., Western Carolina Univ., The Citadel, The NC Botanical Garden, The NC Natural Heritage Program, The Nature Conservancy, NatureServe, and the Plant Protection Program of the NC Dept. Agriculture.

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Citation of CVS data

If you use CVS data in a reasearch project, please cite the database as: Peet, R.K., T.R. Wentworth, M. P. Schafale, A.S. Weakley & M.T. Lee. 2013. Carolina Vegetation Survey database. Version 3.0. North Carolina Botanical Garden. Chapel Hill, NC 27599. In addition, where appropriate cite plots with the full plot id xxx-xx-xxxx.

The primary organizers are:

Robert K. Peet -- Chair and data archivist

Department of Biology, CB#3280
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280 USA
919-962-6942 office
919-962-6930 fax

Thomas R. Wentworth -- Secretary

Botany Dept, CB 7612
North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC 27695-7612
515-2168 Office
919-515-3436 fax

Michael P. Schafale -- Site selection and community classification

NC Natural Heritage Program
Office of Conservation and Community Affairs
1615 Mail Service Center
Raleigh NC 27699-1615
715-8689 office
919-715-3085 fax

Alan S. Weakley -- Floristics, plant identification, and taxonomic standards

UNC Herbarium
North Carolina Botanical Garden
CB#3280 Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
919-962-0578 office
919-962-6930 fax

Michael T. Lee -- Data and analysis

Database Programmer and Administrator
Department of Biology, CB#3280
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280 USA
919-962-6934 office