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Define Forests.
Soil moisture is sufficient, trees form a closed canopy, Complex vertical structure.
What are the types of forests?
Rain, Deciduous, Coniferous.
What is the structure of the rain forest?
Emergent canopy, Canopy, Lower canopy; shrubs, saplings, ferns, and tall herbs; ground layer and roots.
What is the structure of a temperate deciduous forest?
Upper canopy (dominant & codominant trees), lower tree canopy, shrub layer, and ground layer (herbs, ferns, and mosses.
What is the structure of a coniferous forest?
Not layerd, pines, spire shaped, pyramidal open crowns.
What are woodlands?
Tree stands with less moisture and no closed canopy.
What are savannahs?
Defies any general decription and is an array of vegetation types representing a continuum of increasing cover of woody vegetation.
What are the three large groups of rainforests?
Amazon Basin in South America, Indo-Malaysian area, and West Africa.