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trees cease to be dominant vegetation beyond
low shrubs & dwarf tress (heaths, willows, birches),
grasses, sedges, euphorbs, moss & lichens Biomes & mountains
mountains create elevational climatic gradients;
e.g., temp. ca. 6 C decrease each 1000 m increase in elevation;
biomes change along these gradients as with latitudinal gradients Sedges, grasses, forbs
Grasslands, pine savannas Alpine Tundra
at high elevations in temperate & tropical regions;
harsh conditions limit vegetation growth (tree line)
Difference with Arctic Tundra:
- warmer, longer growth season
- higher precipitation
- better soil drainage
- higher biodiversity
Páramo Temperate Forest
Temperate Grassland Desert
Tropical Savanna Tropical Dry Forest
Tropical Rain Forest Weather,
soil & ﬁre...
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This document was uploaded on 03/17/2014 for the course BIO SCI 310 at Wisconsin Milwaukee.
- Spring '14