These maps represent some of the results from the University of Florida’s Biocultural Diversity Mapping Project. They feature some of the regions with high biocultural diversity, including Mesoamerica, the Amazon-Andean slope, the greater Himalayas, equatorial Africa, greater Southeast Asia/Melanesia.


The research demonstrates that montane tropical areas are significant regions for biocultural diversity. The range of habitats present in these areas provide many opportunities for adaptations both biological and cultural.


For more information on the Biocultural Diversity Mapping Project, please see this press release from the University of Florida. For additional information or high resolution images, please contact John Richard Stepp, stepp at ufl dot edu.





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