Update on ecosystems mapping activity
Published: Jul 01 2009
Steady progress is being made on the input layers for the ecosystem mapping effort. New continent-wide GIS data layers are ready for landforms, bioclimate regions, biogeographic regions, surficial lithology, topographic moisture potential, at best available spatial resolutions.
These public-domain products are to be accessible through the SERVIR-Africa portal, as well as detailed description of the methods used for combining the structural components of ecosystems (landforms, lithology, bioclimate, etc.) into structure-based footprints, and then aggregating these up into an ecosystems classification.