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Series: Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa

The potential natural vegetation map of eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi, Zambia) is accompanied by a 11 volume series that documents the floristic, physiognomic and other characteristics of the different vegetation types, lists the woody species occurring in each vegetation type, and documents the making of the map.

Volume 1 - Introduction

Lillesø, J. B., van Breugel, P., Kindt, R., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011, Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Volume 1: The Atlas. 61 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 155 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Papers; 61).

Volume 1 is an atlas with the potential natural vegetation map of eastern Africa at a scale of 1:1 million. The volume furthermore introduces the concept of potential natural vegetation and presents an overview of different application domains of the Vegetationmap4africa map.

Download: Volume 1 (Note that this is a very large file. The document has therefore been divided into smaller pdf files that can be downloaded separately)

Volume 2 - Forest PNVs

Kindt, R., van Breugel, P., Lillesø, J. B., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011. Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). Volume 2: Description and Tree Species Composition for Forest Potential Natural Vegetation types. 62 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 232 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Papers; 62).

A description of the forest potential natural vegetation types, in­cluding lists of the "useful tree species" that are expected to natural­ly occur in each vegetation type - and therefore also expected to be adapted to the environmental conditions in areas where those vegetation types occur.

Download: Volume 2 (Note that this is a very large file. The document has therefore been divided into smaller pdf files that can be downloaded separately: Volume 2a, Volume 2b, Volume 2c, and Volume 2d)

Volume 3 - Woodlands and wooded grasslands PNVs

Kindt, R., van Breugel, P., Lillesø, J. B., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011. Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). VOLUME 3: Description and Tree Species Composition for Woodland and Wooded Grassland Potential Natural Vegetation Types. 63 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 176 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Paper; 63).

A description of the Woodland and Wooded grassland potential natural vegetation types, also in­cluding lists of the "useful tree species" that are expected to natural­ly occur in each woodland vegetation type - and therefore also expected to be adapted to the environmental conditions where the vegetation types are depicted to occur on the map.

Download: Volume 3 (Note that this is a very large file. The document has therefore been divided into smaller pdf files that can be downloaded separately: Volume 3a, Volume 3b and Volume 3c)

Volume 4 - Bushlands and tickets PNVs

Kindt, R., van Breugel, P., Lillesø, J. B., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011. Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). VOLUME 4: Description and Tree Species Composition for Bushland and Thicket Potential Natural Vegetation Types. 64 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 110 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Papers; 64).

A description of the bushland and ticket potential natural vegetation types, also in­cluding lists of the "useful tree species" that are expected to natural­ly occur in each vegetation type - and therefore also expected to be adapted to the environmental conditions where the vegetation types are depicted to occur on the map.

Download: Volume 4

Volume 5 - Other PNVs

Kindt, R., Lillesø, J. B., van Breugel, P., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011. Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). VOLUME 5: Description and Tree Species Composition for Other Potential Natural Vegetation Types (Vegetation Types other than Forests, Woodlands, Wooded Grasslands, Bushlands and Thickets) 65 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 131 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Papers; 65).

A description of the other potential natural vegetation types, also in­cluding lists of the "useful tree species" that are expected to natural­ly occur in each vegetation type - and therefore also expected to be adapted to the environmental conditions where the vegetation types are depicted to occur on the map.

Download: Volume 5

Volume 6 - Methods

van Breugel, P., Kindt, R., Lillesø, J. B., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Védaste, M., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011. Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). VOLUME 6: An Overview of The Methods and Material Used to Develop The Map 68 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 139 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Papers; 68).

A desciption of the methods and materials used to create the PNV map. For information about the changes since version 1.0, please consult the change log page.

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Volume 7 - PNVs under future climates

van Breugel, P., Kindt, R., Lillesø, J. B., Bingham, M., Demissew, S., Dudley, C., Friis, I., Gachathi, F., Kalema, J., Mbago, F., Minani, V., Moshi, H., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Ndangalasi, H., Ruffo, C., Jamnadass, R. & Graudal, L. O. V. 2011. Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia). VOLUME 7: Projected Distributions of Potential Natural Vegetation Types and Two Important Agroforestry Species (Prunus Africana and Warburgia Ugandensis) for Six Possible Future Climates 69 ed. Forest & Landscape, University of Copenhagen. 63 p. (Forest & Landscape Working Papers; 69).

An illustration of the use of the map to assess the effects of climate change on the future vegetation distribution patterns in the region and two important agroforestry species (Prunus Africana and Warburgia Ugandensis).

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Volume 8 - Atlas and Tree Species Composition for Kenya

Kindt, R., van Breugel, P., Lillesø, J-P.B., Gachathi, F., Omondi, W., Jamnadass, R. and Graudal, L. 2014: Potential natural vegetation of eastern Africa. Volume 8. Atlas and tree species composition for Kenya. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen.

Download: Volume 8, or download each chapters separately

Volume 9 - Atlas and Tree Species Composition for Rwanda

Kindt, R., van Breugel, P., Lillesø, J-P.B., Minani, V., Ruffo, C.K., Gapusi, J., Jamnadass, R. and Graudal, L. 2014: Potential natural vegetation of eastern Africa. Volume 9. Atlas and tree species composition for Rwanda. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen.

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Volume 10 - Atlas and Tree Species Composition for Tanzania

Lillesø, J-P.B., van Breugel, P., Kindt, R., Mbago, F., Moshi, H.N., Ndangalasi, H.J., Uronu, L.O.N., Jamnadass, R. and Graudal, L. 2014: Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa. Volume 10. Atlas and tree species composition for Tanzania. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen.

Download: Volume 10

Volume 11 - Atlas and Tree Species Composition for Uganda

Citation: van Breugel, P., Kindt, R., Lillesø, J-P.B., Kalema, J., Mulumba, J., Namaganda, M., Malinga, M., Esegu, J.F.O., Jamnadass, R. and Graudal, L. 2014: Potential Natural Vegetation of Eastern Africa. Volume 11. Atlas and tree species composition for Uganda. Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen.

Download: Volume 11