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vegetation of Mediterranean France

L. W. Wright

vegetation of Mediterranean France

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by L. W. Wright

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Published by Dept. of Geography, Queen Mary College, University of London in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France,
  • Mediterranean Coast.,
  • Mediterranean Region.
    • Subjects:
    • Plant ecology -- France -- Mediterranean Coast.,
    • Plant ecology -- Mediterranean Region.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 38-44.

      StatementL. W. Wright and P. J. Wanstall.
      SeriesOccasional paper - Department of Geography, Queen Mary College, University of London ;, no. 9, Occasional paper (Queen Mary College (University of London). Dept. of Geography) ;, no. 9.
      ContributionsWanstall, P. J.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQK313 .W74
      The Physical Object
      Pagination44 p., 1 leaf of plates :
      Number of Pages44
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4608978M
      ISBN 100904791084
      LC Control Number77372468

      In areas that have been spared the ravages of industrial-scale agriculture, insect life and plant life remain rich and abundantant. In some places shrublands are of the mature vegetation type, and in other places are the result of degradation of former forest or woodland by logging or overgrazingor disturbance by major fires. About 64 species of mammal inhabit the Pyrenees, including some endemic subspecies. This relative of the otter and the domestic ferret is a nocturnal animal that prefers humid areas; it lives essentially off frogs and small mammals. Natural Vegetation.

      The westerlies are associated with temperate cyclones originating in the middle latitudes. Some local winds like Bora. The Alpine orogeny has shaped the complex Pyrenean landform. About 64 species of mammal inhabit the Pyrenees, including some endemic subspecies. The central axis of the Pyrenees is composed of ancient granite and slate more than two hundred million years old, flanked by Mesozoic limestone, dolomite, and sandstone and quaternary sedimentary rocks.

      There are an estimated two million wild boar in France inliving mostly in areas of mixed land use - agriculture and woodland. The map, left, shows the "diagonale du vide", the sparsely populated band that runs from central eastern France down to the southwest, and includes the higher areas of Lorraine and Burgundy, and in particular the Massif Central uplands of southern France. Winter temperatures are usually between 30 and 65 degrees. Finlayson and T. The Mediterrancean climate whether having coastal or inland location generally records temperature above freezing point during winter season as the average temperature of the coldest month ranges between 4.


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Vegetation of Mediterranean France book

Snow can fall in higher elevation areas or places that are farther north. Delachaux et Niestle, Lausanne, Swizerland.

Ketres Ed. Temperature of Mediterranean Climate 3. In both the Australian and Californian Mediterranean-climate eco-regions, native peoples used fire extensively to clear brush and trees, making way for the grasses and herbaceous vegetation that supported game animals and useful plants.

WWF, Switzerland. As Africa-Arabia moved north, it closed the former Tethys Seawhich formerly separated Eurasia from the ancient super continent of Gondwanaof which Africa was part.

Costa, Morla and Sainz editors. Only a few species of antelope like duiker and steenbuck are found only in the dense cover of fymbos. The Mediterrancean climate whether having coastal or inland location generally records temperature above freezing point during winter season as the average temperature of the coldest month ranges between 4.

Daily and annual ranges increase from coastal areas to inland areas. Gomez Campo, C. Among the best known and best loved insects of France are the cricket, or cri-cri in French, and the cigale or cicada. Summers are longer than winter, and the winter is very mild.

Very few places experience snow in a Mediterranean climate. The southernmost coastal land having maximum amount of annual rainfall is characterized by the dominance of eucalyptus forest which is replaced by jarrah forest in the north. Vegetation Community of Mediterranean Biome: Though the Mediterranean regions are widely scattered over different continents, there is more or less broad generalization in the overall structure and composition of the vegetation community of all the regions of the Mediterranean biome.

There is a common practice to burn the vegetation each year or after two or three years after heavy grazing and browsing by sheep and goats. The Californian chaparrals are called mattoral in Chile. It includes the Mediterranean climate Levant at the eastern end of the Mediterranean, bounded on the east and south by the Syrian and Negev deserts.

Precipitation 5. Gollub, and C. The Mediterranean basin covers portions of three continents: EuropeAsiaand Africa. These sclerophyllous shrubs are locally called as fymbos. These large rodents live underground, at altitudes between and metres, in the Alps, the Pyrenees and the Massif Central; they come out in daytime, and can sometimes be seen by hikers and climbers.

During the winter the water that was warmed up all summer moves in and keeps the land warm and often brings rain. Red deer Red deer, des cerfs male and biches femalecan be found in most of the forested areas of France.

The largest concentration is in the Jura, where they have reestablished themselves naturally, moving in from Switzerland.

Southwest Europe: In the Pyrenees Mountains of Spain, France, and Andorra

Mediterranean climate gets its name from the climate found around the Mediterranean Sea. Slowworms are also found throughout France. Where to see wildlife in France Obviously, wildlife can be seen all over France Northern coastal scrub and coastal sage scrubalso known as soft chaparral, occur near the California coast.

Summer winds are generally hot and dry. He has maintained an active research on different aspects of Ethnobotany, especially on Mediterranean wild edible plants. Contrary to the classic sandy beach images portrayed in most tourist brochures, the Mediterranean is surprisingly hilly.The European Mediterranean regions are characterized by multi-layered structural pattern of vegetation commu­nity consisting of: (i) Topmost layer of evergreen and deciduous oak trees, (ii) Middle layer of shrubs locally called as maquis or garigue, and.

(iii) The ground layer of numerous herbaceous plants. In biogeography, the Mediterranean Basin / ˌ m ɛ d ɪ t ə ˈ r eɪ n i ə n / (also known as the Mediterranean region or sometimes Mediterranea) is the region of lands around the Mediterranean Sea that have a Mediterranean climate, with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers, which supports characteristic Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub vegetation.

Uncultivated olive trees form part of the vegetation of the maquis, an area in France and Spain where the native olive grows with the carob, a small native tree like the olive, and the holmoak. Most of these trees are so stunted by the impoverished soil, heavily eroded over. The Pyrenees, a mountain system that bridges Central and Mediterranean Europe contains high levels of biodiversity and many endemic species.

Of the 3, species of plants found in this ecoregion, about are endemic. Endangered fauna includes the brown bear (Ursus arctos) and the lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus). On these maps, vegetation is pictured as a scale, or index, of greenness.

Greenness is based on several factors: the number and type of plants, how leafy they are, and how healthy they are. In places where foliage is dense and plants are growing quickly, the index is high, represented in dark green.

Plant life is dependent on climate, so France's flora ranges from small grasses and wildflowers in the mountainous alpine regions, to the fir, spruce and mountain pine trees in the coniferous forests, and the oak, beech and chestnut trees of the lower-elevation deciduous forests.