Ecosystems in New Mexico New Mexico is dominated by five major ecosystems: (1) alpine-conifer, (2) desert and basin, (3) juniper-scrub, (4) plains-mesa, and (5) riparian habitats such as cottonwood bosque and willow marshes. Each of these ecosystems brings a characteristic flora and fauna to our state. The geological history of New Mexico has created a patchwork of mountains, valleys and basins throughout the state. This variation in topography provides a range of habitats from Alpine to desert and everything in between, and the Rio Grande and other rivers in the state provide riparian habitats at varied elevations. Repeated alternations of cool-wet and warm-dry climates over the last 700,000 years have further increased the diversity by depositing more northern species on southern mountain tops during warm-dry climate intervals with no corridor available to move north.
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