Maps and interactive tools relating to
the biomes of the world.
Interactive Biome Map on the Carbon
This tool overlays the global biome map*
(as well as many other datasets) onto an interactive
mapserver. Explore Carbon Mapper
Instructions for use
(click to download the pdf version): 1. In the right hand
a background of your choice (roads, terrain,
satellite). 2. Then select GLOBE Carbon Cycle, then WWF Biome Map. 3.
Navigate by clicking on map and dragging or zooming to the
location of interest. You may want to turn off the biome map
layer during navigation to see the background image better.
4. Click on the
'legend' tab to see the color coding of the biome map. 5. If you are not
sure of the color, click on the 'i' tool on the lefthand
panel, now when you click on the map it will pop up the name
of the biome at that location. 6. When you find
your location of interest, make note of the latitude and
longitude displayed at the bottom of the map - you may need
Download your own copy of the global biomes map developed by
Olson et al. (2001)*. Biome PNG