Case Study - New Forest.
Location - Hampshire
Ways the Forest is used - timber products
20 million visitors a year
recreation - cycling, walking etc.
50,000 tonnes of timber produced a year.
Ways the forest is used sustainably - areas cleared of tree are replanted/restored.
- walkers/cyclists stick to their paths.
- no dogs allowed near wildlife for safety.
- visitors encouraged to take litter.
- Central america
- The amazon
- South east asia
- hot and wet
- no defitnite seasons
- plenty of rainfall
- red soil called latosol very rich in iron
- roots shallow due to lack of nutrients down below.
- rain dissolves + wahses away nutrients called leaching
- emergents are the tallest trees which grow to get sunlight.
- lianas loop round tree trunks to catch sunlight
- buttress roots stop tree from falling
- leaves have drip tips to shed heavy rainfall
- North africa
- middle east
- south west USA
- large parts of australia.
- very little rainfall
- once every 2-3 years.
- extreme temps from 5degrees - 45degrees.
- 2 seasons a year - winter+summer
- not fertile due to no leaf fall
- can soak up water rapidly.
- cacti - swollen stems to store water +thick waxy skin, and small spiky leaves to reduce water loss.
Hot desert case study - Sonoran Desert. Rich.
- Arizona, USA.
- agricultural production
- 2007 marana hosted golf's championship
- wheat is grown and exported to Italy to make pasta
- families have migrated to town to work in cotton fields.
- threats to wildlife habitats
- physical extremes of the climate
- home design recommendation to conserve energy + water.
Hot desert caste study - Thar desert. Poor.
- Rajasthan, India
- farming to produce food to farmer and family.
- farming to sell crops and make profit.
- local people benefit by acting as guides to tourists.
- soil erosion can damage vegetation and soil take years to reform
- population is growing and can cause pressure on desert
- the enviroment can be too fragile for tourism.
- conserving human resources to restore ecological balance.