The Alaska Arctic Vegetation Archive (AAVA) is a prototype database for the Arctic Vegetation Archive (AVA). The goal of the AVA is to unite and harmonize the vegetation data from the Arctic tundra biome for use in developing a pan-Arctic vegetation classification and to facilitate research on vegetation and biodiversity change and ecosystem models. This open-access database will be the first to represent an entire global biome.
The AAVA utilizes Turboveg for Windows (Hennekens and Schaminee 2001), which is a comprehensive data management system for vegetation-plot data. Our data model is a set of tables that comprise our relational database. More information about the structure of the AAVA can be seen with our data dictionary