Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests


Related Topics

In the News (Fri 31 Oct 14)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests
Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests are common in several terrestrial ecozones, including parts of the Afrotropic (equatorial Africa), Indomalaya (parts of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia), the Neotropic (northern South America and Central America), Australasia (eastern Indonesia, New Guinea, northern and eastern Australia), and Oceania (the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean).
This biome is alternately known as the tropical and subtropical dry forest biome or the tropical and subtropical deciduous forest biome.
Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests · Tropical and subtropical coniferous forests · Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests · Temperate coniferous forests · Boreal forests/taiga ·Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands · Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands · Flooded grasslands and savannas ;· Montane grasslands and shrublands · Tundra ·Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub · Deserts and xeric shrublands · Mangrove
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Tropical-and-subtropical-moist-broadleaf-forests   (1220 words)

  
  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Three tropical dry broadleaf forest ecoregions, the East Deccan dry evergreen forests the Sri Lanka dry-zone dry evergreen forests, and the Southeastern Indochina dry evergreen forests, are characterized by evergreen trees.
Dry forests tend to exist north and south of the equatorial rainforest belt, south of the subtropical deserts, generally in two bands, one between 10° and 20°N latitude and the other between 10° and 20°S latitude.
Dry forests of Madagascar and New Caledonia are also highly distinctive (pronounced endemism and a large number of relictual taxa) for a wide range of taxa and at higher taxonomic levels.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Tropical_and_subtropical_dry_broadleaf_forests   (724 words)

  
 Biome - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
semi-arid: Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub, Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands (tropical and subtropical, semi-arid)
Deserts and xeric shrublands (temperate to tropical, arid)
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/b/i/o/Biome.html   (461 words)

  
 Forests, Rainforests, Trees - Crystalinks
Forests can be found in all regions capable of sustaining tree growth, at altitudes up to the tree-line, except where natural fire frequency is too high, or where the environment has been impaired by natural processes or by human activities.
Forests are differentiated from woodlands by the extent of canopy coverage: in a forest the branches and foliage of separate trees often meet or interlock, although there can be gaps of varying sizes within an area referred to as forest.
Tropical and subtropical forests include tropical rainforests, tropical and subtropical moist forests, tropical and subtropical dry forests, and tropical and subtropical coniferous forests.
www.crystalinks.com /forests.html   (1395 words)

  
 Grassland
Tropical and subtropical grasslands are classified with tropical and subtropical savannas and shrublands as the tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome.
They are classified with flooded savannas as the flooded grasslands and savannas biome, which occurs mostly in the tropics and subtropics.
Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/g/gr/grassland.html   (384 words)

  
 Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests is a biome located at tropical and subtropical latitudes.
Leeward Islands dry forests (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles)
Windward Islands dry forests (Grenada, Martinique, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)
www.music.us /education/T/Tropical-and-subtropical-dry-broadleaf-forests.htm   (312 words)

  
 WWF - Tropical and Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forest Ecoregions
Tropical and Subtropical Dry Forests are found in southern Mexico, southeastern Africa, the Lesser Sundas, central India, Indochina, Madagascar, New Caledonia, eastern Bolivia and central Brazil, the Caribbean, valleys of the northern Andes, and along the coasts of Ecuador and Peru.
Though these forests occur in climates that are warm year-round, and may receive several hundred centimeters or rain per year, they deal with long dry seasons which last several months and vary with geographic location.
Dry forests are highly sensitive to excessive burning and deforestation; overgrazing and exotic species can also quickly alter natural communities; restoration is possible but challenging, particulary if degradation has been intense and persistent.
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/ecoregions/about/habitat_types/selecting_terrestrial_ecoregions/habitat02.cfm   (500 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Madagascar dry deciduous forests and New Caledonia dry forests are also highly distinctive (pronounced endemism and a large number of relictual taxa) for a wide range of taxa and at higher taxonomic levels.
Species tend to have ranges than moist forest species, although in some regions many species do display highly restricted ranges; most dry forest species are restricted to tropical dry forests, particularly in plants; beta diversity and alpha diversity high but typically lower than adjacent moist forests.
Dry forests are highly sensitive to excessive burning and deforestation; overgrazing and exotic species can also quickly alter natural communities; restoration is possible but challenging, particularly if degradation has been intense and persistent.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Tropical_and_subtropical_dry_broadleaf_forests   (630 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Hawaii tropical dry forests (OC0202)
In contrast to the wet rain forests of Hawaii, the dry forests are found mostly on leeward mountain slopes and receive less than 50 inches (127 cm) (and often less than ten inches) of rainfall per year.
Although the dry forests of Hawaii have fewer layers of vegetation and are structurally simpler than rain forests, their biodiversity rivals that of the most productive rain forests.
Clearing and burning of the forest began with the arrival of Polynesians, and the last remnants continue to be destroyed today though development, and expansion of agriculture and pastureland.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/oc/oc0202.html   (457 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Puerto Rican dry forests (NT0226)
Tropical dry forests are located along the south-central and southwestern coast of Puerto Rico and on adjacent islands such as Mona, Vieques, Culebra, Desecheo, Caja de Muertos, and portions of each of the larger U.S. Virgin Islands (see Little and Wadsworth 1964, Dansereau 1966, Ewell and Whitmore 1973).
Tropical dry forests are highly threatened globally, particularly within the Greater and Lesser Antilles, making this reserve a high conservation priority.
Puerto Rican dry forest boundaries were derived from the subtropical dry forest life zone of Ewell and Whitmore (1973).
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0226_full.html   (325 words)

  
 Biomes
Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub (temperate warm, semi-humid to semi-arid with winter rainfall)
Deserts and xeric shrublands (temperate to tropical, arid)
Mangrove (subtropical and tropical, salt and brackish water inundated)
www.thewildclassroom.com /biomes/DEFINED.html   (356 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Tumbes-Piura dry forests (NT0232)
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Sechura Desert to the west and the Andes Mountains to the east, the Tumbes-Piura Dry Forests of southwest Ecuador and northwest Peru are home to many species, including the El Oro parakeet and the white-edged oriole.
This ecoregion’s isolation and its unusual range of dry tropical habitats have favored the evolution of many endemic species of cactuses, hummingbirds, finches, flycatchers, and parakeets.
Throughout this ecoregion, variations in altitude, geography, and proximity to water have created a mosaic of dry forest habitats such as tropical desert matorral, tropical thorn forest, tropical dry forest, and cactus scrub.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/nt/nt0232.html   (419 words)

  
 HotBot Web Search for tropical
Tropical storms, cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons worldwide: storm tracks, strike probabilities, and historical data...
Tropical plants and animals are those species native to the tropics.
Tropical is also sometimes used in a general sense for a tropical...
www.hotbot.com /?query=tropical&first=30&page=more   (248 words)

  
 Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests Information
Trinidad and Tobago dry forest on Chacachacare showing the dry-season deciduous nature of the vegetation
Though less biologically diverse than rainforests, tropical dry forests are home to a wide variety of wildlife including monkeys, large cats, parrots, various rodents, and ground dwelling birds.
Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests from Wíkipedia.
www.bookrags.com /Tropical_and_subtropical_dry_broadleaf_forests   (716 words)

  
 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Southern Vietnam lowland dry forests (IM0211)
The lowland dry forests of the southern coast of Vietnam represent the single most degraded dry forest ecoregion outside of India.
Only 10 percent of this ecoregionâs original forests remain, and only two percent of these are protected.
Although these tropical forests are not as diverse as those in wetter regions, they do contain a variety of trees and plants.
www.nationalgeographic.com /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/im/im0211.html   (335 words)

  
 Borneo - the most species-rich area in the world!
Tropical rainforests are, unsurprisingly, shown to be among the most species-rich areas on earth.
Sep 21, 2007 - Amazon forest shows unexpected resiliency during drought
Oct 31, 2007 - Why do so many species live in tropical forests and coral reefs?
www.physorg.com /news4072.html   (593 words)

  
 Articles - Biome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
* humid area: tropical moist broadleaf forest (tropical rainforest)
* semi-humid area: tropical dry broadleaf forest, tropical coniferous forest
* Semi-arid area: tropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
www.dotwater.com /articles/Biome   (414 words)

  
 Learn more about Biome in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
humid type : taiga or boreal forest or Coniferous forest
Semi-arid area : Tropical Grasslands -- Tropical Savannas
Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Shrub (temperate warm, humid)
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /b/bi/biome.html   (566 words)

  
 Biome Article, Biome Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
humid type : Temperate broadleaf and mixed forests, Temperate coniferous forests
semi-arid: Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and shrub, Temperategrasslands, savannas, and shrublands
The Endolithic biome, consisting entirely of microscopic life that lives inside pores and cracks in rock kilometers beneath the surface, has only recently been discoveredand does not fit well into most classification schemes.
www.anoca.org /temperate/biomes/biome.html   (508 words)

  
 SAHIMS Spatial Web Server Southern Africa, Zambia
Mark or unmark boxes below to add/remove map datasets.
Sub and tropical grasslands, savannas, and shrub lands
To navigate, select a tool and click on the map.
www.sahims.net /sws/Zambia/mapdisplay.html   (47 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.