Rangelands, which make up about one-half of the earth’s surface, include a variety of types, such as temperate grasslands, tropical savannas, Arctic and alpine tundras, desert shrublands, shrub woodlands, and forests. While most are semiarid, rangelands often feature riparian zones and can include wetlands. Rangeland plants coevolved with the herbivores that depended on them for food, which were in turn eaten by carnivorous predators. A balance of nature resulted, subject to annual variation... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 2p.