Category Archives: vegetation

A wealth of knowledge on biological diversity at your fingertips

I love this website of the Biodiversity Heritage Library. Through this website, a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries have made available the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections.

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Nice example of the use of geo-spatial tools in conservation and restoration planning

If you are interested in the use of GIS / spatial tools in the development and implementation of a management plan of conservation areas, have a look at Robert (GeoBob) Ford’s blog. It gives background information and ideas concerning the … Continue reading

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NASA publishes new global map of the height of Earth’s forests

Interesting new map of the height of Earth’s forests. See this article for more information or go the NASA lab propulsion laboratory website to download the map (kmz file to see the map in Google earth layer or a geotiff). … Continue reading

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Major conservation biology textbook now free online

Conservation Biology for All, a book edited by Navjot S. Sodhi of the National University of Singapore and Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University, has been posted on mongabay.com, an environmental science and conservation news site. Go here to download … Continue reading

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MapTiler to create online maps II

In an earlier post I wrote how I created a mash-up map with MapTiler. There is an option in MapTiler to set transparency for a color, but this didn’t work for me at the time. I therefore created a small … Continue reading

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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).     The atlas is based on many years of field work by the … Continue reading

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MapTiler to create online maps

For a project a few years ago we created a vegetation map for central and southwest Kenya (see http://ecodiv.org/trapnell for more information). The map together with documentation was initially made available on CD-ROM. I also created an online map. Apart … Continue reading

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A vegetation map in OpenLayers

For a project a few years ago we created a vegetation map for central and southwest Kenya (see http://ecodiv.org/trapnell for more information). The map together with documentation was made available on CD-ROM. However, we wanted to publish the map online … Continue reading

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