December 16, 2017

Complementary Vegetation Survey

Jason Kilgore, Washington and Jefferson College,
Ben Dolan, The University of Findlay,

Initiated: 2012

The Complementary Vegetation Survey (cVeg) provides a process by which vegetation below breast height (1.37 m) can be sampled using the existing PFPP architecture.

cVeg Protocol

Data file template:
cVeg file template
This data file template provides the column headings and sample data (highlighted) for the Understory Community variables. Download this file, replace the existing data with your data, re-save the file “EREN-PFPP-cveg- <site name> – <monthyear>.csv”, and email the files to Jason Kilgore. Be sure to review the data for errors and consistency. Jason will add your data to a Google Sheet and make this document accessible to you.

To assist you in mapping the location for your Subplots and Miniplots for square Plots, feel free to use this Plot Location Map, developed by Jason Kilgore. This Map has really helped relocate Miniplots when the vegetation is thick!

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