NC_Palms Posted May 2, 2018 Report Share Posted May 2, 2018 (edited) Lets discus this. I have always been found on how the Southeastern Coastal Plain has been defined a biome as a whole. Some consider apart of the larger temperate deciduous forest and others consider it apart another temperate biome - the coniferous forest. I've heard it be referenced as a subtropical coniferous forest with high influences of both the tropics and the temperates. Whats your opinion on how to identify the Southern coastal plain and the pine regions as a whole? https://i.pinimg.com/564x/be/0d/d9/be0dd99a7514c4e8ce3c10602d8a3056.jpg This map is from the WWF and they consider the Southern coastal plain to be a temperate coniferous forest. Their defintion of Temperate Coniferous forest covers Florida slash pine prairies to Alaskan fir forest https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/ga/home/?cid=stelprdb1254129 Heres a map of the Longleaf pine. Longleaf pine ecosystems were the dominate forest type on the coastal plain before the Civil War. There range crosses out of the WWF definition into the Southeastern mixed forest ecoregion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subtropics wikipedia includes everything until Virginia Beach as Subtropical Edited May 2, 2018 by NC_Palms Zone 8a Greenville, NC Zone 8b/9a Bluffton, SC Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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