GlobalTreeSearch: The first complete global database of tree species and country distributions

  title={GlobalTreeSearch: The first complete global database of tree species and country distributions},
  author={Emily Beech and Malin C. Rivers and Sara Oldfield and P. P. Smith},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Forestry},
  pages={454 - 489}
ABSTRACT This article presents, for the first time, an overview of all known tree species by scientific name and country level distribution, and describes an online database—GlobalTreeSearch—that provides access to this information. Based on our comprehensive analysis of published data sources and expert input, the number of tree species currently known to science is 60,065, representing 20% of all angiosperm and gymnosperm plant species. Nearly half of all tree species (45%) are found in just… 
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