The flow chart below illustrates the consequence of deforestation.

Dec 15, 2020 / Academic / 2:52 pm

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The flow chart below illustrates the consequence of deforestation.
Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.


The immediate and end consequences of deforestation are charted in a systematic manner in the flowchart.

Overall, there are four main immediate effects which eventually result in flooding, and bio-diversity loss.

As shown in chart, the first immediate effect is the compression of soil by heavy logging equipment which makes it hard. As a result, the rain water runs off which eventually causes flooding.

Another consequence of clear cutting forest is reduction in the number of roots which hold the top soil. Thus is followed by soil erosion and degraded vegetation.

The third immediate effect as per the chart is burning, which can be deliberate or accidental. Extensive fire consumes a lot of waste wood from logging and destroys the micro-organisms feeding them. This also results in degraded vegetation.

The final consequence shown is inability of plants to return enough moisture to the air. This results in decreased precipitation which increases the probability of drought. This too results in degraded vegetation.

The end result of all the last three aforementioned consequences is less biodiversity .