Ecosystems landscapes

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Ecosystems landscapes

  1. 1. Ecosystems or Landscapes
  2. 2. Ecosystems <ul><li>Rainforest (Equatorial Climate) </li></ul><ul><li>The Savannah (Tropical Climate) </li></ul><ul><li>Desert Landscapes (Hot deserts and Cold deserts) </li></ul><ul><li>Mediterranean Landscape (Mediterranean Climate) </li></ul><ul><li>Continental Landscape (Continental Climate) </li></ul><ul><li>Oceanic Landscape (Oceanic Climate) </li></ul><ul><li>Polar Landscape (Polar Climate) </li></ul><ul><li>Mountain Landscape (Mountain Climate) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Desert Landscapes <ul><li>The lack of water makes vegetation and animal life scarce </li></ul><ul><li>Some species have adapted to dry conditions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cacti </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Camels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In oasis grow date palms </li></ul><ul><li>Deserts are almost uninhabited. Only some nomads live in deserts (Tuaregs, Mongols, Berbers…) </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Sahara in Africa BACK CLOSE HOME CONTENTS LINKS ACTIVITY
  5. 6. Mediterranean Landscape <ul><li>Rivers have an irregular flow. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They carry very little water in summer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At other times there are floods </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are trees such as “holm oaks”, “corn oaks” and “pine trees” </li></ul><ul><li>There are also shrubs and plants like lavender, thyme, rosemary. </li></ul><ul><li>Human activity has changed these ecosystems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forests have been cut down and have been replaced by: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wheat fields, olive trees, vineyards, pastures... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigated agriculture (fruit and vegetables) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tourism activities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. Oceanic Landscapes <ul><li>Vegetation is abundant due to regular rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>The landscape is mainly green. </li></ul><ul><li>There are extensive meadows </li></ul><ul><li>Deciduous forests are found in the highlands </li></ul><ul><li>Trees are: ash (fresno), oak (roble), beech (haya) </li></ul><ul><li>In areas of poor soil there are moors with shrubs and grass. </li></ul><ul><li>These landscapes are densely populated and changed considerably </li></ul>
  7. 10. Polar Landscapes <ul><li>Polar landscapes are characterized by ice and snow. </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation is unable to grow because the subsoil is almost always frozen. </li></ul><ul><li>Only animals like seals and penguins can live near the Poles. </li></ul><ul><li>Near the temperate zone we can locate the Tundra landscapes, with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moss, lichens and small trees. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Animals: reindeer, foxes, wolves, moose. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 11. ice and snow tundra taiga
  9. 13. Mountain Climate <ul><li>Vegetation changes with altitude because of the changes in temperature and precipitation. It is called: </li></ul><ul><li>Altitudinal Zonation (Cliserie) </li></ul><ul><li>The vegetation on sunny slopes is different from the vegetation on shady slopes </li></ul><ul><li>Vegetation is more abundant windward, than leeward. </li></ul><ul><li>The levels are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deciduous trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evergreen trees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shrubs or bushes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grass or meadows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moss and lichens </li></ul></ul>

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