Mediterranean open land

The Mediterranean open fields varies quite distinctly from region to region although it still remains open land. Nowadays the open Mediterranean land is almost completely treeless; the flattened relief, the enlarged fields and the concentrated urban development are becoming more conspicuous. In Spain cereals are cultivated on the plains, and olive trees are grown on the hillsides. Extensive livestock farming is also practised; traces of “transhumance” are still to be found in the field. Ex.: large parts of ES, S-Italy, Sardinia (IT), GR.

Source: MEEUS et al. (1990), p. 303. ZIMMERMANN (2006), 364.
Mediterranean open land
Mediterranean open land with some single trees and bushes, Spain (Photo: Csaba CENTERI 2002, Cabañeros National Park)

Mediterranean open land with some single trees and bushes, Spain (Photo: Csaba CENTERI 2002, Cabañeros National Park)

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