Global vegetation The biosphere is the part of the earth’s surface that includes the upper horizons of the soil, the atmosphere near the ground, and the surface waters where living organisms exist and biological cycles occur. 1 In the biosphere context, the areas of terrestrial vegetation with plant cover of similar properties are called vegetation
Authors & references
Seppo Kellomäki, Timo Karjalainen and Antti Marjokorpi
Walter, H. 1979. Vegetation of the earth and ecological systems of the geo-biosphere, 2nd edn., Springer-Verlag, New York. 274 p.
Whittaker, R. H. 1975. Communities and Ecosystems, 2nd edn., Macmillan Publishing Co., New York. 387 p.
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