FLOTROP, a massive contribution to plant diversity data for open ecosystems in Tropical Africa.

Versão mais recente publicado por CIRAD SELMET em 28 de Agosto de 2019 CIRAD SELMET
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The FLOTROP dataset contains numerous plant observations (around 340,000 occurrences) in northern tropical Africa (from the 5 th to 25th parallel north) in open ecosystems (savannah and steppe). They were collected by multiple collectors between 1920 and 2012 and were managed by Philippe Daget. These observations are probably the most important and unique source of plant distribution over the Sahel area. The data are now available in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Tela Botanica website, and as maps in the African Plant Database. For the overall area involved, this dataset has increased by 40% the data available in the GBIF. For some countries between the 15th and 21st parallel north, the FLOTROP dataset has increased available occurrences 10-fold compared to the data existing in the GBIF.

Tropical northern Africa (herein defined as between the 5th and 25th parallel north) is mostly occupied by open ecosystems, such as steppe and savannah. The vegetation in these ecosystems is consumed by animals, either wildlife or livestock, and is also used by the local communities for food, energy or medicinal purposes. The open ecosystems in tropical northern Africa are of great importance to the economy, food security and human well-being. Plant diversity within these ecosystems is driven by many factors, such as the climate, soil, fire and grazing. Plant diversity in these regions is being greatly impacted by global change. Historical data are needed to understand species and diversity dynamics. The database presented in this work is the collection of numerous datasets gathered over the years. At the outset, the FLOTROP database was intended to store all the data recorded by IEMVT (French institute for tropical livestock production and veterinary medicine, now part of CIRAD) in the sixties. In 1993, CIRAD and CNRS set up a project to collect a maximum of botanical surveys within these regions. Two software packages were created by the team to manage the database. The first was created under DOS then a second was started under Windows using the APL DYALOG language. Data were collected and scanned between 1993 and 2016. We extracted the data from the software version. We shared the species occurrences recorded in the database on the Tela Botanica website (http://www.tela-botanica.org/) and on the GBIF database.

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GBIF Registration

Este recurso foi registrado no GBIF e atribuído ao seguinte GBIF UUID: eb605c7a-a91c-4ab8-a588-85d0ccb2be9e.  CIRAD SELMET publica este recurso, e está registrado no GBIF como um publicador de dados aprovado por GBIF France.




Simon Taugourdeau
  • Provedor Dos Metadados
  • Originador
  • Ponto De Contato
Philippe Daget
  • Originador
34000 Montpellier
Cyrille Chatelain
  • Autor
Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques (CJB)
Daniel Mathieu
Tela Botanica
Xavier Juanes
  • Autor
UMR SELMET Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, SupAgro
F - 34000 Montpellier
Johann Huguenin
  • Autor
UMR SELMET Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, SupAgro
F - 34000 Montpellier
Alexandre Ickowicz
  • Autor
UMR SELMET Univ Montpellier, CIRAD, INRA, SupAgro
F - 34000 Montpellier
GBIF France
  • Distribuidor
IT support
GBIF France
MNHN Géologie CP48, 43 rue Buffon
75005 Paris

Cobertura Geográfica

Northern tropical Africa

Coordenadas delimitadoras Sul Oeste [5, -18,105], Norte Leste [25, 50,977]

Cobertura Taxonômica

Nenhuma descrição disponível

Reino Plantae

Cobertura Temporal

Data Inicial / Data final 1920-01-01 / 2012-01-01

Metadados Adicionais

Identificadores alternativos eb605c7a-a91c-4ab8-a588-85d0ccb2be9e