Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Grassland

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_970

Synonym: Steppe

Grasslands are temperate continental zonal vegetation in cold, semi-arid climates that consist of perennial grasses, xeric grasses and certain bush vegetation. China’s grasslands can be divided into four types: meadow grasslands, typical grasslands, desert grasslands, and alpine grasslands. They are mainly located in the western part of Inner Mongolia, the northwestern desert areas and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The grasslands around the world are divided into Eurasian, North American and South American grassland areas.

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