BIOL 450 - Techniques in Ecology
Geographic distribution of plant or animal species are usually located in identification or field guides. These can be found in either the reference section of the Vanier Library, or on the 3rd floor (regular collection). Try searching Sofia to locate field guides specific to your chosen species. Here's an example: (amphibian*) and (identif* or field guide*)
You can also browse the following shelves of the reference section of the library to find guides:
- Flowers and Trees: QK97 - QK495
- Mosses, lichen, fungi (mushrooms): QK540 - QK617
- Insects: QL460 - QL600
- Fish: QL600 - QL635
- Reptiles and Amphibians: QL640 - QL670
- Birds: QL670 - QL700
- Mammals: QL700 - QL737
Physical variables can include precipitation, temperature, evapotranspiration, soil, vegatation, elevation.
- Atlas of Canada:
- Precipitation maps
- Elevation maps (relief)
- Vegetation Cover, 1993
- Temperature maps:
- You can also explore through the Atlas of Canada map collections or search Open Government to search for maps not listed in the Atlas of Canada map collections.
- United States Geological Survey (USGS): maps of the United States that cover biology, the environment, geology, etc.
- Arctic Environmental Atlas
More detailled maps or geospatial products are listed below. Note that some products require the use of specialized viewers.
- Canadian Digital Elevation Model
A list of free viewers appears at the bottom of the page.
- Land Cover.
The types of land include agriculture, forest, wetland, etc. A list of land cover publications appears at the bottom of the page.
- Soils of Canada.
These national scale thematic maps display the distribution and areal extent of soil attributes such as drainage, texture of parent material, kind of material, and classification of soils in terms of Soil Order and Great Group.
If you need further assistance with finding maps, please contact Alex Guindon (geography librarian) at email@example.com