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Glossary of Geo Vocab week 1

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A mix of interdependent plants that grow naturally in one place.
plant community
cone-bearing, a type of tree that is able to survive long, cold winters with long, thin needles, rather than leaves.
coniferous
The typical conditions of natural surroundings
natural vegetation
leaf-shedding, a type of tree that sheds its leaves when winter approaches.
deciduous
A tropical grassland with scattered trees, located in the warm lands nearest the equator.
savanna
the physical conditions of natural surroundings.
environment
a region where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specialized plants can grow.
tundra
A layer of soil just below the earth’s surface that stays permanently frozen.
permafrost
The study of human populations, including their size, growth, density, distribution, and rates of births, marriages, and deaths.
demography
A type of natural vegetation that is adapted to Mediterranean climates, small evergreen trees and low bushes or shrub.
chaparral

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