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Britain's National Vegetation Classification and the characteristic plant communities of North East England

Indoor Event, 7pm
Great North Museum, Newcastle
Our National Vegetation Classification (NVC) developed from continental plant sociology of the mid-twentieth century. John O’Reilly will describe the system and how it, and its floristic tables, work (is there indeed such a thing as a ‘plant community’?). He will go on to describe some of the important NVC communities of North East England, including those communities which are particularly common and others that are special to our region.
John O’Reilly is vice-county recorder for bryophytes for Northumberland and County Durham. He is an ecological consultant, and until recently was employed by the North Pennines AONB on a project to restore species rich meadows, which are NVC code MG3, a plant community that is one of our specialities.