The National Vegetation Information System (NVIS) is a comprehensive data system that provides information on the extent and distribution of vegetation types in Australian landscapes.
NVIS has a range of updated data products showing the variety and distribution of Australia’s native vegetation.
The products are suited to a range of applications and can be used at various scales in a geographic information system.
Publications and resources
Books & reports
- Australian Vegetation Attribute Manual, Version 6.0
A guide to the capture, interpretation and management of existing and new vegetation information into a Relational Database Management System. Sections One and Two provide a useful overview of the NVIS Framework.
- NVIS Taxonomic Review
Report of the independent taxonomic review of the NVIS database (Stage 1, Version 2.0) by the Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, 2004.
- NVIS Reports on monitoring biodiversity condition
Reports produced for the Department of Environment and Heritage and the National Land and Water Resources Audit as part of the Audit's Theme 3: Vegetation cover, condition and use.
- Assessment of Australia's Terrestrial Biodiversity 2008
Report prepared by the Biodiversity Assessment Working Group of the National Land and Water Resources Audit
- Australian Native Vegetation Assessment 2001
Report of the National Land and Water Resources Audit. Details the advances made by the Audit and partners to implement a vegetation information system and its use in reporting on the status of Australia’s vegetation.
Brochures & maps
- Australia's Native Vegetation: A summary of Australia's Major Vegetation Groups, 2007 - booklet (Version 3.0)
- Major Vegetation Groups in Australia: information for natural resource managers, schools and researchers - brochure (Version 3.0)
- Major Vegetation Groups in Australia - map (Version 3.0)