DMOZ - Science: Biology: Ecology: Ecosystems: Grasslands, Savannas and Shrublands

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Science Biology Ecology Ecosystems Grasslands, Savannas and Shrublands 15 Grasslands are areas where the vegetation is dominated by grasses (Poaceae) and other herbaceous (non-woody) plants (forbs). However, sedge (Cyperaceae) and rush (Juncaceae) families can also be found. Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica.

A savanna, or savannah, is a grassland ecosystem characterized by the trees being sufficiently small or widely spaced so that the canopy does not close. The open canopy allows sufficient light to reach the ground to support an unbroken herbaceous layer consisting primarily of grasses.

Shrubland, scrubland, scrub or brush is a plant community characterized by vegetation dominated by shrubs, often also including grasses, herbs, and geophytes.

Source: Wikipeida

Subcategories 4

Temperate 8 Tropical and Subtropica­l 1
Organizati­ons 5 Research Centers 0
Wikipedia - Grassland Description of the different types of grassland.
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