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NVS Express Training Workshop 2016

Description: The National Vegetation Survey databank (NVS) is a physical archive and computer databank containing records from approximately 98,000 vegetation survey plots. Landcare Research has developed a freely available software package called ‘NVS Express’ which is specifically designed for the purpose of entering and analysing permanent plot and Recce data that has been collected using standard methodology (as per Hurst & Allen 2007). NVS Express provides an easy way to enter, validate and analyse these data. An electronic copy of the data can be archived in the NVS databank as part of this process.

This workshop will acquaint participants with the ‘NVS Express’ software. There will be a brief introduction to how data in the NVS databank support research and practical conservation applications and the types of data stored in the NVS databank. The rest of the morning (2 hours) will focus on the mechanics of how to use NVS-Express to enter data, with some discussion of how the NVS databank is organized as background to help participants understand why NVS-Express works the way it does.
In the afternoon, participants will work through typical scenarios for summarising and analysing common data types. The NVS–Analysis module is a very flexible tool, so we will not attempt to be exhaustive, rather the aim will be for participants to feel sufficiently comfortable with the standard options to allow them to explore alternatives on their own. This approach should complement the NVS Express User Manual that catalogues the options for each type of analysis.

Date: 19 November 2016 (Workshop will be run on the Saturday before the conference)

Location: University of Waikato, Room MSB.1.02

Duration: Full day

Cost: No charge

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Organiser: Elise Arnst | NVS Database Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Significant Natural Areas/ Significant Ecological Areas criteria workshop

Description: Significant Natural Areas/ Significant Ecological Areas are used for prioritising areas to be protected under Regional and District Plans under the RMA. The Ecological Society has lead the discussions on defining ecological significance and these foundations have been carried forward in various forms by planners and ecologists into policy statements and plans throughout New Zealand. Most councils define ecological significance in their policy statements and/or plans and a number of councils have identified the qualifying SNA/SEA areas on their plan maps. There is an array of SNA/SEA definitions for terrestrial ecosystems, few for freshwater or marine ecosystems (from MHWS out to sea) and little consistency.

Date: 19 November 2016 (Workshop will be run on the Saturday before the conference)

Location: University of Waikato, Room MSB.1.05

Duration: Half day, 1pm - 4pm

Cost: No charge

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Organiser: Dr Mark Bellingham, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact:Elise Arnst | NVS Database Manager
LANDCARE RESEARCH MANAAKI WHENUA

DDI: +64 3 321 9622 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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