Steppe is a fascinating and wonderful region for the study of plants. In this presentation Mike will explore the four steppe regions, what ties them together, what makes them unique, and plants of interest. The North American Steppe is divided into the great plains and the sagebrush sea. Central Asia is where the term steppe comes from and where we begin to understand what steppe means to humans. Patagonia is the definition of extremes and the resilient steppe plants that grow there are unlike any others. Southern Africa is one of the world’s most diverse biological hot spots with fascinating and strange steppe plants. All of these regions have lessons to teach us.  

Speaker: Michael Bone

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The Steppe and Its Plants
Steppe is a fascinating and wonderful region for the study of plants. In this presentation Mike will explore the four steppe regions, what ties them together, what makes them unique, and plants of interest. The North American Steppe is divided into the great plains and the sagebrush sea. Central Asia is where the term steppe comes from and where we begin to understand what steppe means to humans. Patagonia is the definition of extremes and the resilient steppe plants that grow there are unlike any others. Southern Africa is one of the world’s most diverse biological hot spots with fascinating and strange steppe plants. All of these regions have lessons to teach us.