Tag: Mediterranean Basin

  • Mediterranean Basin – Landscape

    The Mediterranean Basin represents the largest Mediterranean-type ecosystem in the world, covering a complex landscape with great topographic and climatic heterogeneity. The total area of the region is about 2.3 x 103 square kilometers, or nearly 10 times the size of any other MTE region. The region includes more than 20 nations arrayed on both […]

  • Mediterranean Basin — Human History

    A long history of human impacts on the natural landscape over thousands of years has strongly affected the environments of this region and has accelerated over the past century.  Many Western cooking herbs, such as rosemary, thyme, tarragon, sage, and oregano, are native to the Mediterranean Basin.  Most of the modern grape varieties used for […]