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Vegetation type

Term (also vegetation type) for a specific landscape or ecosystem defined by the predominant plant species and the structural characteristics of the vegetation. Different types of vegetation can vary depending on climate, soil conditions, geographical location and other environmental factors.

Vegetationstyp - Weltkarte

The standard work "Atlas of Biogeography" shows 154 different plant formations on the continent maps, which have been merged into 30 zonal biome types on the world map. A biome (life) is the predominant community or ecosystem of an extensive area of the earth's surface.

Landscape forms

Floodplain, chaparral, wetland/swamp, mountain, grassland, heath, moorland and peatland, pampa, prairie, rainforest, salt marsh, savannah, steppe, freshwater and brackish wetland, taiga, tundra, forest and desert.

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