Insect Communities

New publication on Afrotropical plant distribution

In the past year Yannick has contributed to the creation of RAINBIO during his work for the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands. The RAINBIO is a comprehensive mega-database of georeferenced records for vascular plants in continental tropical Africa. Recently a data paper was published making the database accessible to everyone. As one can see below our research area Mt. Cameroon is well represented in the database, therefore it will be useful also for our work. In the near future the creators of this database (including Yannick) will publish another paper analysing the floristic diversity of tropical Africa using the RAINBIO data.

Density of records (left) and coverage (right) of the RAINBIO database (Dauby et al. 2016). © Phytokeys.

Full citation: Dauby et al. (including Y. Klomberg) (2016) RAINBIO: a mega-database of tropical African vascular plants distributions. Phytokeys 74: 1-18.