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  • noun Plural form of semidesert.


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  • To the east, in Texas, the grasslands grade into savanna woodland or semideserts composed of xerophytic shrubs and trees, and the climate becomes semiarid-subtropical.

    Tropical-Subtropical Steppe Division (Bailey) 2009

  • A variety of landscapes range from foothill semideserts to alpine meadows, combined with characteristic mountain forests.

    Gissaro-Alai open woodlands 2008

  • In the central Transcaucasian Depression, swamp forests, steppes, and arid woodlands are replaced by semideserts and deserts along the Caspian Sea.

    Biological diversity in the Caucasus 2008

  • Why do you look for temperature proxies in semideserts and swamps?

    Dulan Junipers and the Silk Road « Climate Audit 2007

  • Both the Cuban and the Jamaican hutias occur in a variety of habitats from montane cloud forests to arid coastal semideserts.

    15 Agouti 1991

  • With the exception of subtropical arid regions (deserts and semideserts), all tropical climates are characterized by:

    3. The agricultural setting 1989

  • The adjoining area in Central Asia desert is comprised of steppes sagebrush-grass and semishrub semideserts of the North Tian Shan region as depicted in Pereladova’s map of Central Asian ecosystems.

    Emin Valley steppe 2007


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