Ib Friis

Ib Friis

Professor emeritus.

Primary fields of research

Systematic Botany (Urticaceae and related families); flora and vegetation of Africa south of the Sahara, with special experience in the flora and vegetation in Horn of Africa; botanical nomenclature; the history of exploration of the plant world of the tropics. See further abouth the Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea-project here: http://snm.ku.dk/dokument2/flora_ethiopia/.

Teaching

Tropical botany.

Current research

Systematic studies in the plant family Urticaceae; the flora and vegetation of Ethiopia, particular the trees and other woody plants and forest and savanna vegetation.

It is possible to get a CD or, by e-mail, a link with supplementary material to the book

Ib Friis, Sebsebe Demissew and Paulo van Breugel:
Atlas of the Potential Vegetation of Ethiopia.
Biologiske Skrifter (Biol. Skr. Dan. Vid. Selsk.) 58: 1-307. 2010.

The CD or the link to a file-server (both can be requested from Ib Friis personally) contain a description of the contents in "contents_of_this_CD.doc" and the following supplementary material:
FULL-SIZE VEGETATION MAP IN 1:2,000,000 PRINTABLE ON PAPER SIZE A0
File: "vegmap_ethiopia_on_A0.pdf"

CRITERIA, SCRIPT, COMPILED FILES AND DATA SETS USED IN THE PREPARATION OF THE MAP
Description in the file: "script_vegmap_eth.doc"
Data set in the compressed folder: "work_eth.zip"

THE VEGETATION MAP AS GIS-LAYERS IN VARIOUS FORMATS
Data sets in the compressed folders: "veg_ethiopia_ArcGIS.zip", "veg_ethiopia_pnv.shp.zip", "veg_ethiopia_pnv.asc.zip" and "veg_ethiopia_GoogleEarth.zip"

ID: 2939