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Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps: Africa

Lists of online vegetation maps from website titled "Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps." These lists of links are no longer being actively maintained and are provided for archival purposes only.



African Lowland Rain Forest   (In Vegetation Patterns and Environmental Gradients in Benin / Aristide Cossi Adomou, p. 2)
Prevailing Vegetation  (Inset on: Africa -- Political.   In: Times Survey Atlas of the World, 1922)
Vegetation Map of Africa = Carte de Végétation de l'Afrique  (3 sheets/feuilles: Southern Africa -- North-Western Africa -- North-Eastern Africa)

Africa, Central

Afrique Central Ouest, Afrique Central Est  (In: Atlas des populations indigènes des forêts denses humides)
CARPE Mapper   (Central African Regional Program for the Environment)

Africa, East

Africa, North

Africa, Southern

National Vegetation Map of Southern Africa Project   (Maps covering South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland; South African National Biodiversity Institute)
South Africa vegetation  (Maps covering Baviaanskloof Mega-Reserve, South Africa and Nambia vegetation types, Mpumalanga vegetation, and Little Karoo)

Africa, West

Vegetation Map of West Africa Showing the Rain Forest Zone and Benin Indicating the Semi-deciduous Forest Sites Where Data Were Collected  (In Vegetation Patterns and Environmental Gradients in Benin / Aristide Cossi Adomou, fig. 4.1)



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Guide History

Original title of website: Checklist of Online Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps

Compiled by Claire Englander (1996-2013).  Founding co-compiler Philip Hoehn (1996-2009).   With thanks to Phyllis Bischof, Ed Colijn, Rheal Coupal, John Creaser, Larry Cruse, Joe Dalton, Hugh Eva, Vic Fazio, Xavier Font Castell, Steve Glenn, Lawrence Hislop, Robert Hoare, Michael Jennings, Stephen Killeffer, Brian Klinkenberg, Raino Lampinen, Andrew Lillie, David MacDevette, Philippe Mayaux, Justin Moat, Jim Moore, Tom Owens, Scott Sundberg, Thomas A. Stone, Urs-Beat Brändli, Rob Waller, Hugh D.Wilson and George Wooten.

Maps are no longer being added to or deleted from these lists - the lists are maintained in this guide for archival purposes only.

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