TURBOVEG is currently the standard for Arctic vegetation-plot observations allowing the AVA to apply standardized plant nomenclature during data entry and to create a uniform format of the vegetation record of relevés.

When not being familiar with the TURBOVEG software, the following manual can be used

Turboveg for windows manual

During an AVA workshop in Arkhangelsk, 2019, the following suggestions were developed for data entries:

  • Consistent column headers for all contributing data to the AVA. Column headers are limited to ten characters.
  • The source of the proposed fields is either standard Turboveg or added for the AVA. Fields are either alphabetic characters (C) or numbers (N) or a combination (C/N).
  • Fill in codes for fields with popup lists. For numerical fields with no data, indicate '-9'. For categorical fields, check pop-up list in data dictionary for an alternate option or leave blank.
  • Note: Total number of species, vascular plants, mosses, liverworts and lichens will be generated in Turboveg.
  • Standardize data in the national AVAs, including use of unique Turboveg relevé numbers (e.g., Alaska (10000-19999), Russia (20000-29999), Canada 30000-39999), etc.); development of country archive coordinators; development of species synonym lists for each country linked to the current Pan-Arctic Species List (PASL).
    (Walker et al. 2019b)

Here is an example of the Russian Arctic vegetation archive in two excel sheets and csv processed in TURBOVEG:
Data of species:yava_Bovan_ksermokhina_2005_spp_modsrc.xlsx
                          yava_Bovan_ksermokhina_2005_spp_modsrc.csv

Environmental description of investigated area: yava_Bovan_ksermokhina_2005_env_fortv_full_header.xlsx


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