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Worldwide List of Vegetation and Plant Distribution Maps
This site contains vegetation maps for regions across the world. The maps are categorized by continent or region and then broken down into country and some are broken into sections within a particular country. Some maps are created from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while some are vegetation indices as calculated from remotely sensed data. Some are the result of vegetation analyses or inventories of vegetation over time, showing changes in vegetation growth and/or diversity. Hundreds of maps are available and the page appears to be updated frequently.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Services:
    • Clearinghouse
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Biology
  • Climatology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Java software may be required to view some images.
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright (C) 2002 by the Library, University of California, Berkeley. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-002-334
Related resources:
This resource references 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Claire Englander
University of California Library, Berkeley

Publisher: Phil Hoehn
David Rumsey Collection