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how does elevation impact ecosystems in South America

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    The higher in altitude the colder the temperature. Temp. drop 4°F every 1000 feet. That means that 75° at the bottom and 10000 feet up it will be 35°. This colder temp does affect plant growth but it also affects the soil which in turn affects plant growth. Mountain vegetation (depending on the elevation) is comparable to the vegetation in areas of high latitude. Areas found up in the northern regions are affected by the colder temp as are the soils - same happens in mountainous areas. Meaning that places that are northern the more colder they are. So the more southern you are means its going to being warmer than more northern areas. So elevation in the south would mean that it would get colder, probably giving it more rain for plants to grow more. So if elevation happened in south america, then it would probably increase the ecosystem a bit. Unless it elevated alot, then it would take a toll on the ecosystem

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