Although most of Australia is semi-arid or desert, it includes a diverse range of habitats from alpine heaths to tropical rainforests, and is recognised as a megadiverse country. Australian forests are mostly made up of evergreen species, particularly eucalyptus trees in the less arid regions; wattles replace them as the dominant species in drier regions and deserts. The climate of Australia is significantly influenced by ocean currents, including the Indian Ocean Dipole and the El Nino–Southern Oscillation, which is correlated with periodic drought, and the seasonal tropical low-pressure system that produces cyclones in northern Australia.
This fun learning game may answer some of the following questions:
- What environment zones do Australia have?
- How many biomes are there in Australia?
- What is the location of the deserts in Australia?
- Where do tropical rainforests grow in Australia?
- What are the biomes of Australia?
- What habitable zones do Australia have?