Vegetation of Greater Melbourne
Information on the existing native vegetation of the Greater Melbourne
area is provided in several ways. Some of it via an EVC lookup
program where the user may scroll through a list of EVCs and view
descriptions, regional maps and photographs. The user may also access
information via a detailed, interactive map which can also be used as
background for species plots and searches.
Each of the 60 Ecological Vegetation Classes (EVCs) that have been
identified from the region is described with reference to its appearance, the area it occupies, its habitat, altitude range, climate, soils and conservation
status. There is also a list of the commonly occurring
plant species (both native and non-native) arranged in order of their life
forms (see example).
Each EVC has been photographed and in most cases there are several
photographs from across the EVC range (see
Each map is an outline of the coastline of Greater Melbourne
with the area occupied by the EVC
plotted in red (see examples).
These are a series of 1:100,000 map tiles with all EVCs mapped together,
along with roads, rivers, lakes, towns, built-up areas etc. You may
use these maps to plot the distribution of any species as well as for
searching for all species in an area (see examples).
Tutorial 5 (PDF 1.5 Mb)
Tutorial 6 (PDF 2.3 Mb)
Tutorial 7 (PDF 3.4 Mb)