Atlas of the potential vegetation of Ethiopia

  • [Copenhagen] : Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab 2010
Physical description
306 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
  • 9788773043479 (pbk.)
  • 8773043478 (pbk.)
  • 0366-3612
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Copy 1 given to Kew by Dr. Ib Friis. Copy 3 given to Kew by Dr. R.M. Polhill.
  • Topography, geology, soil and climate of Ethiopia -- Methods: sources and scale of the new vegetation map -- Previous vegetation maps of Ethiopia and their mapping units -- Potential vegetation types in Ethiopia -- Appendix 1: The vegetation types of Ethiopia according to Pichi Sermolli (1957) -- Appendix 2: The vegetation types to Ethiopia according to White (1983) -- Appendix 3: Woody plants in the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea, assigned to vegetation types -- Appendix 4: Development of classification system critieria and their implementation in GRASS GIS script for the Atlas of the Potential Vegetation of Ethiopia -- Appendix 5: Officially recognised classification of the ecosystems of Ethiopia.
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  • "This is a new atlas of the potential vegetation of Ethiopia at the scale of 1:2,000,000. An accompanying text describes the vegetation. Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS), new topographical and meteorological information has been employed in the preparation of this atlas. The plants of Ethiopia have now been studied in detail by an international group of scientists collaborating on production of the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea. This flora manual was published in 10 volumes from 1989 to 2009, and has radically increased the floristic information available about the country, and this new knowledge allows an increasingly detailed floristic characterisation of the Ethiopian vegetation"--Publisher's description.