Category Archives: botany

Should you georeference your scientific data?

As Jeff Thurston writes in his blog, a strong case can be made for spatially enabling scientific research. This is especially true for biological / ecological research as biological processes occur across different scales. It certainly would make it that much easier to re-use or complement existing data. Not only would it facilitate collaboration amongst researchers, it would also help ‘end-users’ to find information that is relevant to them. Continue reading

Atlas of potential vegetation of Ethiopia

In July this year a new vegetation map of Ethiopia was published by the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab).

 

Cover of the Atlas of potential vegetation of Ethiopia

 

The atlas is based on many years of field work by the two senior authors ( Ib Friis and Sebsebe Demissew) Continue reading