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leaf-shedding; a type of tree that sheds its leaves when winter approaches
deciduous
cone-bearing; a type of tree able to survive long, cold winters with long thin needles rather than leaves
coniferous
the typical plant life that abounds in areas where humans have not significantly altered the landscape
natural vegetation
the physical conditions of the natural surroundings
environment
a layer of soil just below the earth's surfaace that stays permanently frozen
permafrost
a mix of interdependent plants that grow naturally in one place.
plant community
a region where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grwo either alpine tundra, in high elevations, or arctic tundra, in high latitudes
tundra
a tropical grassland with scattered trees located in the warm lands nearest to the equator
savanna
the study of human populations including size, growth, density, distribution, and rates of births, marriages, and deaths
demography
a type of natural vegetation that is adapted to
Mediterranean climates; small evergreen trees and mow bushes, or scrub
chaparral