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Table 5 Different types of global vegetation (biomes)

From: Modelling carbon dynamics from urban land conversion: fundamental model of city in relation to a local carbon cycle

1. Polar desert, polar tundra 16. Dry steppe
2. Tundra 17. Sub-boreal desert
3. Mountainous tundra 18. Sub-boreal saline desert
4. Forest tundra 19. Subtropical semi-desert
5. North taiga 20. Subtropical desert
6. Middle taiga 21. Mountainous desert
7. South taiga 22. Alpine and Sub-alpine meadows
8. Temperate mixed forest 23. Evergreen tropical rain forest
9. Aspen-Birch lower taiga 24. Deciduous tropical forest
10. Deciduous forest 25. Tropical xerophyte woodland
11. Subtropical deciduous and coniferous forest 26. Tropical savannah
12. Xerophyte woods and shrubs 27. Tropical desert
13. Forest steppe 28. Mangrove forest
14. Temperate dry steppe (including mountainous) 29. Saline land
15. Savannah 30. Subtropical and tropical woodland, tugaj shrubs
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