Project Summary

This activity is coordinating the development of the Arctic Vegetation Archive, an circumpolar database of plot-based vascular plant, moss, and lichen species abundance, and related environmental data. While coordination is ongoing based on smaller online meetings, an in-person international workshop attended by vegetation scientists and database experts from all the circumpolar countries is planned for 2022. The workshop will aim at the discussion and coordination of major objectives, including:

  • Follow-up on the Russian component (AVA-RU),
  • Development of the North America component,
  • Database management, and
  • Applications of the existing components of the AVA.


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IASC Working Groups / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Donald A. “Skip” Walker. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub


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