• Vegetation
  • Vegetation, as used, here are types of plants and vegetation structures.
  • Soils
  • Land Use/Land Cover
Abstract from DBPedia
    Vegetation is an assemblage of plant species and the ground cover they provide. It is a general term, without specific reference to particular taxa, life forms, structure, spatial extent, or any other specific botanical or geographic characteristics. It is broader than the term flora which refers to species composition. Perhaps the closest synonym is plant community, but vegetation can, and often does, refer to a wider range of spatial scales than that term does, including scales as large as the global. Primeval redwood forests, coastal mangrove stands, sphagnum bogs, desert soil crusts, roadside weed patches, wheat fields, cultivated gardens and lawns; all are encompassed by the term vegetation. The vegetation type is defined by characteristic dominant species, or a common aspect of the assemblage, such as an elevation range or environmental commonality. The contemporary use of vegetation approximates that of ecologist Frederic Clements' term earth cover, an expression still used by the Bureau of Land Management.

    植生(しょくせい)とは、地球上の陸地において、ある場所に生育している植物の集団である。 地球上の陸地は、砂漠などの極端な乾燥地域や氷河地域を除いて、何らかの植物被覆で覆われている。そこに見られる植物被覆のことを植生という。この植生は、気候や土地条件の違い,あるいは人為的な作用の加わり方の違い、場所によりけりで森林や草原、耕作地、植物のごく少ない荒原などとなる。このようにその場の植物のありようによって、その場その場の景観(これを相観と言う)ははっきりと特色づけられる。そのためこれを把握する場合、植生もしくは植被と呼んでいる。


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