Biodiversity & Ecology
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FLOTROP – a biogeographical database on rangeland vegetation for northern tropical Africa
Keywords: historical data set; pastoral vegetation; plot database; synoptic table; tropical Africa; vegetation map.
Abstract: FLOTROP (GIVD ID AF-00-005) is a vegetation-plot database that focusses on rangeland vegetation from the northern part of tropical Africa. Many studies on vegetation and vegetation dynamics of those rangelands have been conducted over the last six decades. However, the corresponding data are widely dispersed among scientists and institutions. FLOTROP aims therefore at compiling a joint database of historical and current vegetation plots from the region, in order to standardize the data formats and species nomenclature and to facilitate overarching ecological analyses.
Daget, P. (2012): FLOTROP – a biogeographical database on rangeland vegetation for northern tropical Africa. – In: Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. [Eds.]: Vegetation databases for the 21st century. – Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 293–293. DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00091.