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Biomes. Just to refresh your memory… Biosphere You are here  Biome Ecosystem Community Population Organism. A Biome is…. A large geographical area that is characterized by its climate and the flora (plants) & fauna (animals) that live in there.

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biomes

Biomes

Just to refresh your memory…

Biosphere

You are here Biome

Ecosystem

Community

Population

Organism

a biome is
A Biome is…
  • A large geographical area that is characterized by its climate and the flora (plants) & fauna (animals) that live in there.
  • A biome contains related ecosystems. For example: the temperate deciduous forest biome contains ecosystems in the tree-tops, the forest floor, and mid-canopy.
earth s major terrestrial biomes don t get hung up on this list there are others
Earth’s Major Terrestrial Biomes.Don’t get hung up on this list…there are others!
  • Temperate Deciduous Forest
  • Coniferous Forest (aka: Taiga, Boreal Forest)
  • Tropical Rainforest
  • Temperate Grassland
  • Tropical Grassland (Savanna)
  • Desert (Hot and cold)
  • Tundra (Polar & Alpine)
how do they compare
How Do They Compare?

Temp. Grassland

temperate deciduous forest
Temperate Deciduous Forest
  • This is where we live! Well…not actually in the forest. That’d be camping.
here s where they are and what the graph looks like typically
Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.
  • Temp. Decid. Forests
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Coniferous Forest (aka: Taiga, Boreal Forest)

  • Lots and lots of pine trees! Get it pine cone…coniferous? Of course you do…you’re smart like dat COLD/Harsh Winters-Cool Summers.
  • Lower Biodiversity
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Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.
  • Coniferous Forest
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Tropical Rainforest

  • Greatest diversity of any land biome. “Come for our venomous snakes…stay for the oppressive humidity!” Leave your winter jacket at home…bring your malaria kit.
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Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.
  • Tropical Rain Forest
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Temperate Grassland

  • There are a few. The Steppes of Asia, The US Prairies, and Las Pampas de Argentina…that’s Spanish for the Pampas of Argentina.
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Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.
  • Temperate Grassland
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Tropical Grassland(Savanna)

  • Rolling grassy terrain (like prairies). Clumps of trees here and there.
  • A long dry season and a rainy season.
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Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.
  • Tropical Grassland
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Tundra

  • From the Finnish word for barrenland.
  • Fairly low diversity with simple food chains.
  • As dry or even drier than deserts!
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HotDeserts

  • Hot fudge sundaes…apple pie…oh…deserts! That’s cool…I knew that.
  • Greatest daily differential of any biome. Very hot days and cold nights.
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