Databases created by CMEC

Below you find databases created by scientists at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate.


Data descriptions and maps for global zoogeographic regions.

Zoogeographic Realms and Regions



Distributional data for the more than 10,000 species of birds for all land and non-pelagic species was mapped for each species at a resolution of 1o × 1o latitude-longitude grid cells.

Global avian distributional database


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.

African vertebrates



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

African Migrants



Map of genetic divresity af mammals and amphibians.



The database contains information on the minimum and maximum elevational range for the more than 10,000 birds' breeding distribution in units of meters above sea level.

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Software of special interest


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.