Biologic and ecologic resources

Distribution of living organisms, population and their habitats, including landscape and change analysis.
Keywords: wildlife, vegetation, sea life, wetlands, ecology, landscape, wilderness, ecosystem, habitats.

Aquatic species distribution maps of interest to fisheries 10 December 2008 The main source of information to describe the species distribution was their habitat descriptions and geographic distributions as derived from the official FAO Catalogues of Species. It was possible to make use of this information using a Geographic Information System approach after standardization of terms used in the descriptive contexts. [more]
Global Ecological Zones 2 July 2001 Along with the core information on state and changes in forests, FRA 2000 is reporting on various ecological aspects of forests. Forest resources information will be reported by ecological zone, which will contribute to understanding the implications of forest change on (ecosystem) biological diversity and carbon-cycling processes. The 2000 global ecological zone map has been developed, building upon the FRA 1990 experience for the tropics and extending the coverage to include the temperate and boreal forests. A globally consistent classification has been adopted, based on the Koppen-Trewartha climate system in combination with natural vegetation characteristics. [more]
Forests 2000 by Major Ecological Domains 2 July 2001 Along with the core information on state and changes in forests, FRA 2000 is reporting on various ecological aspects of forests. Forest resources information will be reported by ecological zone, which will contribute to understanding the implications of forest change on (ecosystem) biological diversity and carbon-cycling processes. The 2000 global ecological zone map has been developed, building upon the FRA 1990 experience for the tropics and extending the coverage to include the temperate and boreal forests. A globally consistent classification has been adopted, based on the Koppen-Trewartha climate system in combination with natural vegetation characteristics. [more]

last updated:  Friday, March 27, 2009