Vegetation study of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi
Mt. Mulanje has been identified
as a botanically-rich biodiversity 'hot-spot' in need of protection
and as a centre for plant diversity. The flora of the
massif is of botanical and biogeographical importance due the number of endemics
Our client provided us with some ground truth information
and within a couple of days we provided enhanced images and a botanical
classification to be linked up in a GIS for planning of detailed biodiversity
surveys. The classification identified several evergreen forest types (red,
orange and yellow in upper right image) and a big variation in the alpine
grassland to be surveyed.
World Conservation Socierty / Oxford University 2005.