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CMEC Zoogeographic Realms and Regions
Data descriptions and maps for global zoogeographic regions

Citation: Ben G. Holt,  Jean-Philippe Lessard,  Michael K. Borregaard,  Susanne A. Fritz,  Miguel B. Araújo, Dimitar Dimitrov,  Pierre-Henri Fabre,  Catherine H. Graham,  Gary R. Graves, Knud A. Jønsson, David Nogués-Bravo,  Zhiheng Wang,  Robert J. Whittaker,  Jon Fjeldså, and Carsten Rahbek (2013), An Update of Wallace’s Zoogeographic Regions of the World. Science 339 (6115), p74-78, published online 20 December 2012 (10.1126/science.1228282).

The Copenhagen global avian distributional database
Citation: Rahbek, C., Hansen, L.A., and Fjeldså, J. 2012. One degree resolution database of the global distribution of birds. The Natural History Museum of Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The Copenhagen databases of African vertebrates
The one-degree resolution databases of all terrestrial birds, mammals, snakes and amphibians in Sub-Saharan Africa compiled in Copenhagen in the years 1995-2006 and held at the Zoological Museum at the University of Copenhagen (ZMUC) in Denmark

Database of African Migrants
The Center for Macroecology's database of Western Palearctic birds migrating within Africa. This database is intended to be used for guiding conservation decisions.

Software of special interest: BioGeoSim
Biogeography software for ecologists. BioGeoSim simulates the stochastic origin and spread of species geographic ranges in a heterogeneous landscape (Rahbek et al. 2007). The landscape is represented as a gridded domain map, with the rows and columns representing the geographic coordinates of the domain.

Citing BioGeoSim: Gotelli, N.J., G.L. Entsminger, C. Rahbek, & G. R. Graves. 2010. BioGeooSim: Biogeography software for Ecologists. Acquired Intelligence Inc. & Kesey-Bear. Jericho, VT 05465

Other software

Other data resources