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NATURAL HERITAGE

Community Ecology Links

The following list contains links to web sites with information about Virginia's natural areas and flora, as well as other topics pertaining to Virginia landscape ecology and the practice of vegetation ecology.

LINKS PERTAINING TO VIRGINIA NATURAL AREAS AND LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY

Bull Run Mountains Conservancy
http://brmconservancy.org/

Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora
http://www.biol.vt.edu/digital_atlas/

Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States (A.S. Weakley, Working Draft)
http://www.herbarium.unc.edu/flora.htm

DCR Natural Area Preserves
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/natural_heritage/natural_area_preserves/index.shtml

Forests of the Central Appalachians Project
http://www.asecular.com/forests/

Geology of Virginia
http://www.wm.edu/geology/virginia/

George Washington and Jefferson National Forests
http://www.southernregion.fs.fed.us/gwj/

Soil Surveys for Virginia Counties
http://soils.usda.gov/survey/printed_surveys/state.asp?abbr=VA&state=Virginia

The Nature Conservancy, Virginia Field Office
http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/virginia/

The High Knob Landform - a site devoted to the most spectacular portions of the Cumberland Mountains in southwestern Virginia
http://www.highknoblandform.com/

Vegetation Communities in Relation to Environmental Gradients in Shenandoah National Park
http://www.lsc.usgs.gov/gis/shen/shenveg/index.asp

Virginia National Parks
http://www.virginiaplaces.org/parktour/natparks.html

Virginia State Forests
http://www.dof.virginia.gov/stforest/index.shtml

Virginia State Parks
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/index.shtml

LINKS OF GENERAL INTEREST


Carolina Vegetation Survey
http://cvs.bio.unc.edu

Digital Atlas of United States Trees
http://esp.cr.usgs.gov/data/atlas/little/

Ecological Society of America
http://www.esa.org/

Ecology World-Wide Web Links
http://pbil.univ-lyon1.fr/Ecology/Ecology-WWW.html

International Association for Vegetation Science
http://www.iavs.org/

National Park Service Vegetation Mapping Program
http://biology.usgs.gov/npsveg/

Natural Heritage Programs in other states and Canada
http://www.natureserve.org/visitLocal/index.jsp

NatureServe: A Network Connecting Science with Conservation
http://www.natureserve.org/

NatureServe Biodiversity Publications
http://www.natureserve.org/publications/library.jsp

NatureServe Explorer: search for data on ecological communities, plants, and animals.
http://www.natureserve.org/explorer/

PC-ORD for Windows: program for multivariate analyses of ecological data
http://home.centurytel.net/~mjm/pcordwin.htm

Silvics of Forest Trees (USDA Forest Service Handbook 654)
http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.htm

The Eastern Old-Growth Clearinghouse
http://www.primalnature.org/intro.html

The Nature Conservancy Conservation Resources
http://www.conserveonline.org

The Ordination Web Page
http://www.okstate.edu/artsci/botany/ordinate/

USDA Plants Database
http://plants.usda.gov/

VegBank: National Plots Database
http://vegbank.org/vegbank/index.html