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MOCK EXAM 14 Nov 2012 [PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY REVISION NOTES]



Living World
Ecosystems
An ecosystem is a living community of plants and
animals, which is linked to the natural environment
where they live.
Each element depends on and influences others,
meaning they are interrelated.

A hedgerow is a small scale ecosystem…

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Global distribution of large-scale ecosystems
Climate is the main factor affecting characteristics of natural vegetation cover.
o Tropical rainforests are located close to the Equator, and are located down the
wet eastern sides of the continents in the tropics.
o Hot…

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Structure reflects availability and competition for light, as small plants on the ground layer
flower early in spring before leaves grow back on canopy trees and block the light.
Plants and trees in the deciduous forest have many adaptations to the…

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o Ferns have large leaves containing plenty of chlorophyll, allows them to absorb
sunlight for photosynthesis even in lower layer of rainforest.
Latosol is the name given to the soil of a tropical rainforest.
o Red or yellow-ish red in colour…

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