Temperate forests

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Temperate forests

Post by summersnow » Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:52 pm

Hi. I'm having difficulty understanding why little unaltered temperate forest now exists (compared w/ its natural extent).

And I'm also having trouble understanding what this question is asking - "Grasslands have about half the productivity of tropical rainforests, yet this is achieved with less than a tenth of the biomass (grasslands are more productive per unit of biomass). Suggest how this greater efficiency is achieved."

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Post by canalon » Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:32 pm

1- Take a world map, look at the centers of populations, look at the position where you are likely to find temperate forests...

2- Define productivity...
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