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The biome inventory – Standardizing global biogeographical land units

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Fischer, Jan-Christopher ; Walentowitz, Anna J. ; Beierkuhnlein, Carl:
The biome inventory – Standardizing global biogeographical land units.
In: Global Ecology and Biogeography. Vol. 31 (2022) Issue 11 . - pp. 2172-2183.
ISSN 1466-822X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13574

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Motivation
The subdivision of the Earth's terrestrial surface into different biomes, ecozones, bio-climatic realms or other large ecological land units is an essential reference for global biogeographical and ecological studies. Various classification schemes exist. These differ significantly in terms of the considered criteria for classification and the underlying methodology of class assignments. Evident divergences between global biome concepts are elusive, weakening hereon based analyses and assumptions. Compilation and standardization are essential for obtaining a framework that enables the comparison of different products. To address this need, we created a catalogue of standardized categorial biome maps comprising 31 different global products based on various methodological approaches. These products were processed individually to facilitate their use in large-scale biogeographical and ecological analyses.

Main types of variables contained
We provide a unified RasterStack containing 31 terrestrial biome and land-cover classifications in different layers. Additional ancillary and processing information is allocated.

Spatial location and grain
Global, 10 km × 10 km grain size in equal-area Mollweide projection.

Major taxa and level of measurement
Biomes, ecozones, bio-climatic zones, and ecological land units.

Software format
GeoTiff.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Biosphere; Boreal; Climate zones; Desert; Ecozones; Land cover; Rain forest; Savanna; Temperate forest; Tundra
Institutions of the University: Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Biogeography > Chair Biogeography - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Carl Beierkuhnlein
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Research Institutions > Research Centres > Bayreuth Center of Ecology and Environmental Research- BayCEER
Graduate Schools
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria
Graduate Schools > Elite Network Bavaria > Global Change Ecology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2022 07:03
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2022 10:47
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/71642