Biodiversity is part of ecosystem functioning. It is largely stimulated by the micro-habitats, which are real little living environments sheltered by the trees. The micro-habitats are havens very varied depending of the morphology of the trees.
According to data from Météo France, 2020 is the hottest year la plus chaude registered since 1900. The average temperature of the year reached 14°C, while the normal average for metropolitan France is about 12,6°C (climatic normals over the period 1981-2010)
We talked a lot about forests, of their important role for biodiversity and of plentiful ecosystem services returned by trees to society.
A forest soil is a set of layers that overlap on what is called a bedrock, the geological terrain.
Trees "drink" water from the ground, and evacuate a large part of this water by evaporation and the transpiration of their foliage.
We have previously seen the influence of trees on climatic factors at forest scale.