Not a MyNAP member yet? Register for a free account to start saving and receiving special member only perks. This chapter describes the geology, climate, and vegetation of this region; problems associated with grasslands; and recommendations for ways of solving these problems. References to the relevant literature appear at the end of the chapter. Finally, there is. Professor Zhang Xinshi, Director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Botany, introduces the geology, climate, and vegetation of China's northern grasslands and provides details on the various ecosystem types.
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Science for Kids: Grasslands Biome
Grassland biomes consist of large open areas of grass. Trees can be present, but they are infrequent. The animals found in grasslands range from African elephants Loxodonta africana to various species of prairie dogs Cynomys spp. Low rainfall, wildland fires, and grazing by animals are three factors that maintain grasslands. In grassland regions, the climate is ideal for the growth of grasses only. The low precipitation rates are enough to nourish grasses but not enough for a forest of trees. Frequent fires also play a role in maintaining grassland ecosystems.
Advances in Ungulate Ecology View all 22 Articles. The human population grows inexorably. When Charles Darwin explored the southern cone of South America in , fewer than 1.
South Asia is the most densely populated region in the world with more than 1. This article considers the biomes south of the Himalayan Mountains, including the Himalayas and the archipelagoes such as the Maldives-Lakshwadeep-Chagos in the Indian Ocean and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands off Southeast Asia since these are included within the territory of India. Treatment is challenging due to the inherent complexity of the natural ecosystems, the variation in quality of the source materials, and the lack of information on certain ecosystems. Limits between biomes are difficult to delineate due to strong climatic gradients that juxtapose different ecosystems within short distances. These issues are discussed in the respective sections.