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GCSE Geography:
Ecosystems

[Ecosystem]: n A community of plants and animals sharing an environment!

Unit Outline
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[click here for notes on this topic on Internet Geography] The basic global distribution of ecosystems

[click here for notes on this topic on Internet Geography] Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem:
Vegetation characteristics
Soil characteristics
Adaptation of the vegetation to soil and climate
Human uses of the Tropical Rainforest

[click here for notes on this topic on Internet Geography] Coniferous Forest Ecosystem:
Vegetation characteristics
Soil characteristics
Adaptation of the vegetation to soil and climate

[click here for notes on this topic on Internet Geography] Savanna (tropical) Grasslands Ecosystem:
Vegetation characteristics
Soil characteristics
Adaptation of the vegetation to soil and climate
Human uses of the Savanna (tropical) Grasslands
Advantages and disadvantages of to sustainable development in areas affected by desertification

Sustainable Management of Forests

[An image of a buttress root]
Image provided courtesy of Jungle Photos (www.junglephotos.com)
Image: A buttress root supporting a large tree in the Amazon Rainforest

Outline

In this unit you will examine the global distribution of ecosystems. After this you will study three contrasting ecosystems - Tropical Rainforest, Coniferous Forest and Savanna Grasslands. For each you must understand the soil and vegetation characteristics, how the vegetation has adapted to soil and climate and the impact of humans. The final section of the course will examine sustainable management of forests.

Ecosystems
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