Contribution to climate stability

Vegetation influences the climate at macro and micro levels. Growing evidence suggests that undisturbed forests can help to maintain the rainfall in its immediate vicinity by recycling water vapour at a steady rate back into the atmosphere and also through the canopy's effect in promoting atmospheric turbulence. On smaller scales, vegetation has a moderate influence on local climates and may create quite specific microclimates. Some organisms are dependent on such microclimates for their existence.