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Biodiversity & Ecology

Short Database Report    Open Access 

FLOTROP – a biogeographical database on rangeland vegetation for northern tropical Africa

Philippe Daget*

Article first published online: 24 September 2012

DOI: 10.7809/b-e.00091

*Corresponding author contact: philippe.daget@gmail.com

Biodiversity & Ecology  (Biodivers. Ecol.)

Special Volume: Vegetation databases for the 21st century,
edited by Jürgen Dengler, Jens Oldeland, Florian Jansen, Milan Chytrý, Jörg Ewald, Manfred Finckh, Falko Glöckler, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Robert K. Peet & Joop H.J. Schaminée
Volume 4, pages 293–293, Sep 12
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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.

Suggested citation:
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.