an assemblage of woody vegetation having a scattered distribution with an understory dominated by grasses and forbs maintained by recurring fire; height and diameter growth of canopy-layer trees may be stunted by environmental factors (i.e., weather, shallow soils) or within established averages for the species.
Grassland with scattered trees, fairly common in the central plains of the U.S. before development. Bret Rappaport writes, "...it is theorized that humans are genetically predisposed to favor open grass-type landscapes as an artifact of our species' development on the savannas and grasslands of East Africa."
a flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
a cross between a grassland and a desert
a high desert terrain
an area where there are tall grasses, few trees, and lots of wildlife
an extensive tropical grassland
a tropical grassland because this biome is located at tropical latitudes, but it is drier than most tropical forests
general term for a grass land with scattered trees.
a tropical grassland with sparse trees
(tropical grassland) - hot with wet winters, open plains with trees, antelopes.
Most of the savannah in Virginia is pine savannah. A savannah is open, 'park-like', mature or overmature forest with a very open understory, free or virtually free of shrubby layers or understory, but with healthy grass/forb layers. These conditions are maintained by fire, which prevents deciduous shrub and tree invasion. In Virginia, savannah occurs largely in the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, and the southeastern portion of the Piedmont.
Semi arid desert region with areas of scrub vegetation.
Tropical or sub-tropical grassland containing scattered trees or shrubs. (Derived from the Spanish word "Zavana" meaning a "grass-covered treeless plain").( BCFT modif.). Cf. Parkland.
Open tropical grassland with few trees.
Grassland with trees scattered or clumped.
A large, flat plain with a lot of grass and scattered groups of trees, such as in East Central Africa.
The tropical grassland biome.
open, grassy plains or meadows in a tropical region
Grassland with scattered trees or shrubs; often a transitional type between true grassland and forestland, and accompanied by a climate with alternating wet and dry seasons.