The ESA Panel was very active at the ESA meeting in Portland, OR (August 5-10, 2012). Below are some links to the various activities and sessions that the Vegetation Classification Panel organized, including a workshop, field trip, symposium, and exhibit hall booth:
This workshop addressed different techniques of sample allocation and covered the process and strategy for implementing a vegetation sampling strategy using the National Vegetation Classification.
This field trip addressed effective methods of selecting vegetation sampling locations in a natural landscape. It accompanied the half day workshop on vegetation sample allocation above, and was very well-attended. The workshop achieved its objective to demonstrate the interaction of existing field data, GIS-based allocation, and follow-up opportunistic sampling to develop a representative landscape-level approach to sampling vegetation in a natural landscape.
This symposium was very popular at the meeting and brought together scholars who confront a wide range of data showing change in vegetation.
Booth on the NVC and Vegbank in the Exhibit Hall
Panel members staffed the booth, where attendees were able to learn more about the NVC and get help with adding their data to VegBank.