Tropical Seasonal Forest / Savanna

Biome Description

A tropical seasonal forest biome, also known as a tropical dry forest, is a type of forest characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. These forests are typically found in regions with a tropical climate, such as South America, Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. During the wet season, the forest is lush and green, with an abundance of plant growth and wildlife. However, during the dry season, the forest can become very dry and many of the plants lose their leaves, making the forest appear brown and barren. Despite the seasonal changes, these forests are home to a wide variety of species, including monkeys, birds, and reptiles. Human activities such as deforestation, grazing, and agriculture are major threats to the survival of these unique ecosystems.

A savanna biome, also known as a tropical grassland, is a type of ecosystem characterized by grasses and scattered trees. Savannas are typically found in tropical regions, such as Africa, South America, and Australia, and are often situated between forests and deserts. They are characterized by a wet and dry season, with the dry season often lasting several months. During the wet season, the savanna is covered in lush, green grasses, while the dry season sees the grasses turning brown and dormant. Wildlife in the savanna includes large herbivores such as zebras, giraffes, and elephants, as well as predators such as lions and hyenas. The savanna is also home to a variety of birds, reptiles, and insects. Due to their unique climate and biodiversity, savannas are often threatened by human activities such as overgrazing, deforestation, and agriculture.

Building the Atlas

We launched the Agrivoltaic Atlas on April 12, 2023 for the AgriVoltaics 2023 conference in Daegu, South Korea. We launch with the goal of demonstrating the idea and gathering interest from partners around the world to contribute. If you would like to contribute, contact