Grasslands

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Grasslands Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A grassland is an area of land that mostly contains grasses. There are wild grasses, and less trees. Several parts of the world have grasslands. Grasslands are found in Africa, North America, Central Asia, South America, and near the coasts of Australia. The largest grasslands are in East Africa. Grasslands with a few scattered trees are called savannas. Others are called prairies or steppes.

Little rain falls in a grassland biome. Between 25 and 75 cm of rain falls each year, which makes the weather in these savannas hot and sunny in the summer and cool in the winter months.

There are a few trees in the grassland because of the low rainfall. Thorny trees called acacias are one of a handful of trees that are able to grow here. Wildfires are common and prevent trees from growing. The animals also prevent trees from growing as they eat the tender sprouts before they can develop into grown trees. Elephants are known to tear down trees and feed on their leaves, making trees even more scarce.



Grasslands Sample Sentences in News


  • Grasslands Environmental Facility Opens Near Bill, Wyoming
    A grand opening event was held today at the new Grasslands Environmental facility near Bill, Wyoming. Grasslands Environmental is a turnkey waste Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • Preventing woody shrubs from swallowing grasslands a burning issue
    ( Virginia Tech ) A team from four universities including Virginia Tech will use a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to look at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'
  • Research Aims to Preserve the Great Plains Grasslands
    A team from four universities including Virginia Tech will use a $1.3 million National Science Foundation grant to look at governmental policies and social attitudes on the use of fire to reduce the vulnerability of grasslands to the invasion of woody plants. Read more on this news related to 'Grasslands'

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