The aim of this study was to gain more understanding of the compositional structure of vegetation in the US/ IBP Desert Biome validation site located in Rock Valley, Nevada. The vegetation data collected from 85 stands, randomly distributed to cover all physiographic variations in the study site, permitted categorization of the vegetation units either by coordinates or by class membership. The vegetational groupings so identified were then used for constructing a more reliable vegetation map for the Rock Valley validation site.
El-Ghonemy, A. A.; Wallace, A.; Romney, E. M.; and Valentine, W.
"A phytosociological study of a small desert area in Rock Valley, Nevada,"
Great Basin Naturalist Memoirs: Vol. 4
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/gbnm/vol4/iss1/9