ESA Vegetation Classification Panel Call for Nominations 2020

The Vegetation Classification Panel is seeking nominations for membership!




What does a Panel member do?

Panel members are part of a collaborative effort to 1) advance standards for peer review of the USNVC to facilitate improvements in classification methods and in the scope and quality of data, 2) to foster and coordinate research in vegetation classification 3) to encourage the use of the NVC for management, conservation, research, and education objectives, 4) and to promote national and international understanding of North American vegetation as a component of ecosystems that sustain the biosphere.

Who should I nominate?

Nominees should have sufficient training and experience in vegetation science and be considered professional ecologists. They must be willing to contribute to the classification’s ongoing development, and have expertise in one or more focal areas of the USNVC, such as: plot data collection, analysis, and contributions to the NVC; database management and archiving approaches; communication and outreach to users and the public; or applications of vegetation classification to conservation and land management.

Highly competitive nominees will have interest(s) in the following projects: 

  • Refining and upgrading the Panel’s VegBank database to help need global needs for access to high-resolution vegetation plot data.
  • Developing communications tools and providing consultation with respect to the NVC’s goals and applications in a complex multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Applying advanced analytical techniques that can rapidly advance the content of the NVC and its utility.

How do I submit a nomination?

If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone you believe would be a strong addition to the Vegetation Classification Panel, please fill out this form before June 5th

Appointments will be effective on August 1, 2020, or on the start date of the ESA Annual Meeting.

Please direct any questions or concerns to: