Some ecosystems are predominantly made up of bare ground intispersed with plant species. This is often in environments that are constantly disturbed such as scree slopes, shingle beaches and braided rivers or habitats where the growth of plants is restricted such as alpine and cliff environments.
For more information see*:
- Aline Tagmann-Ioset, Michael Schaub, Thomas S. Reichlin,Nadja Weisshaupt, Raphaël Arlettaz. 2012. Bare ground as a crucial habitat feature for a rare terrestrially foraging farmland bird of Central Europe. Acta Oecologica 39 (2012) 25-32
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