The VegItaly project, coordinated by the Italian Society of Vegetation Science, is dedicated to organizing within an analytical framework all the data derived from the different types of approaches used within Vegetation Science, in accordance with the definition of vegetation database” suggested by GIVD (Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Databases) and by the Eco-informatics working group of IAVS (International Association of Vegetation Science), with the aim of providing certified support to scientific research.
VegItaly is currently hosted within the anArchive project (http://www.anarchive.it), a database facility dedicated to archiving botanical data (taxonomic data, herbarium data, floristic reports, vegetation surveys). With support from the integrated anArchive system, VegItaly facilitates cross-referencing and linking of floristic and vegetation data, aimed at supporting research in the fields of geobotany, synchorology and syntaxonomy. Based on the constant supervision of experts, VegItaly manages taxonomic synonymies and keeps track of the nomenclatural history of taxa, thus enabling a proper comparison of data.
VegItaly is part of the Global Index of Vegetation-Plot Database.
VegItaly steering committee
Dr. Gianmaria Bonari
Department of Life Sciences, University of Siena
Dr. Daniela Gigante
Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Perugia
Dr. Flavia Landucci
Department of Botany and Zoology, Masaryk University
Dr. Corrado Marcenò
Department of Chemistry, Biology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia
Dr. Saverio Sciandrello
Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Catania
Dr. Valeria Tomaselli
Department of Biology, University of Bari
VegItaly technical support
Dr. Edoardo Panfili