Resources

Useful weblinks

Australasian pollen atlas

The Australasian Pollen and Spore Atlas is designed to enable free online accessibility to the largest collection of pollen and spores information in the Australasian region. The collection currently holds details on over 15,000 species.

New Zealand Ecological Society

Promoting the study of ecology and the application of ecological knowledge in all its aspects since 1951.

New Zealand ethnobotany database

Landcare Research maintains a database, Ngā Tipu Whakaoranga, which provides fully referenced, detailed information on how Māori used plants to survive in New Zealand, before the arrival of Europeans.

New Zealand National Vegetation Survey Databank

The National Vegetation Survey Databank (NVS) is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots, including data from over 19,000 permanent plots.

These data can be explored online as well as requested for download. NVS provides a unique record, spanning more than 50 years, of indigenous and exotic plants in New Zealand's terrestrial ecosystems, from Northland to Stewart Island and the Kermadec and Chatham islands.

A broad range of habitats are covered, with special emphasis on indigenous forests and grasslands. The physical archive includes plot sheets, maps, and photographs from many years of vegetation surveys. Purpose-built software for entering, validating and summarising data is available.

New Zealand Plant Names database

This website provides access to information on plant taxa that occur in New Zealand. Ngā Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants combines data from the Plant Names Database and the Allan Herbarium Specimen Database – providing access to information on the scientific and vernacular names, synonyms, distribution and collection data, keys, descriptions and images. It currently includes the data for the seed plants, mosses, ferns, liverworts, hornworts, lichens and freshwater algae.

Radiocarbon dating

Radiocarbon WEB-info. provides information about radiocarbon dating techniques. We hope it will be of occasional use to radiocarbon users and interested students alike.