Latest Tropical and subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands Stories
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world’s ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management.
Naturally regrowing woodlands in the subtropics can help to reduce declines in Australia’s reptiles, scientists have proposed.
A "one-size-fits-all" model to predict the effects of climate change on savanna vegetation isn't as effective as examining individual savannas by continent, according to research published in Science this week.
Deforestation in parts of Africa could be reversed with changes to land use, a study suggests.
The Afrotropic is one of eight ecozones found on Earth. It includes Africa (south of the Sahara Desert), the southern and eastern borders of the Arabian Peninsula, the island of Madagascar, southern Iran and outermost southwestern Pakistan, and the islands of the western Indian Ocean. The Afrotropic was previously known as the Ethiopian Zone. The Afrotropic has mostly a tropical climate, except for Africa's far-southern region. The Afrotropic borders the Palearctic ecozone to the north, which...
The Cerrado (English: "inaccessible") is an immense tropical savanna ecoregion located in Brazil. It is distinguished by its wide variety of plant and animal biodiversity. According to the World Wildlife Fund, it is the richest savanna in the world, known for its flora and fauna. The climate of the Cerrado is mostly hot to semi-humid in the summer with a dry winter season which lasts from May to October. The annual precipitation for this region is between 31 - 63 inches. The soils are old,...