By National Research Council [U.S.]. Panel on Mercury

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XX and XX) is the name applied to tropical vegetation ranging from pure grassland to some trees with much grass. Almost all of these temperate and tropical grasslands experience seasonal drought, but the role of climate in determining their vegetation is almost completely overridden by the effects of grazing animals that limit the species present to those that can recover from frequent defoliation. In the savanna, fire is also a common hazard in the dry season and, like grazing animals, it tips the balance in the vegetation against trees and towards grassland.

XX and XX) range from the mixed conifer and broad-leaved forests of much of North America and northern central Europe (where there may be 6 months of freezing temperatures), to the moist dripping forests of broad-leaved evergreen trees found at the biome’s low latitude limits in, for example, Florida and New Zealand. In most temperate forests, however, there are periods of the year when liquid water is in short supply, because potential evaporation exceeds the sum of precipitation and water available from the soil.

6, tropical rainforest between pp. XX and XX) is the most productive of the earth’s biomes – a result of the coincidence of high solar radiation received throughout the year and regular and reliable rainfall. The productivity is achieved, overwhelmingly, high in the dense forest canopy of evergreen foliage. It is dark at ground level except where fallen trees create gaps. Often, many tree seedlings and saplings remain in a suppressed state from year to year and only leap into action if a gap forms in the canopy above them.

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