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GEMET General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus

semi-arid land ecosystem

Definition

The interacting system of a biological community and its non-living environmental surroundings in regions that have between 10 to 20 inches of rainfall and are capable of sustaining some grasses and shrubs but not woodland. (Source: TOE / DOE)

Themes
  • biology
  • natural areas, landscape, ecosystems
Groups
  • BIOSPHERE (organisms, ecosystems)
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/7595