California Ecosystems



Desert definition: an arid landscape in the tropics and mid-latitudes

Arid climates can be subdivided into four basic types (with Köppen classes included):

California deserts and steppes Deserts (and even semi-arid areas) are very challenging for plants

Desert vegetation, quite diverse in life forms present

California high deserts

California low deserts


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First placed on web: 11/02/20
Last revision: 11/02/20