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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


Biomes

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


Here s where they are and what the graph looks like typically1

Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.

  • Coniferous Forest


Biomes

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.


Here s where they are and what the graph looks like typically2

Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.

  • Tropical Rain Forest


Biomes

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.


Here s where they are and what the graph looks like typically3

Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.

  • Temperate Grassland


Biomes

Tropical Grassland(Savanna)

  • Rolling grassy terrain (like prairies). Clumps of trees here and there.

  • A long dry season and a rainy season.


Here s where they are and what the graph looks like typically4

Here’s Where They are and What the Graph Looks Like…typically.

  • Tropical Grassland


Biomes

Tundra

  • From the Finnish word for barrenland.

  • Fairly low diversity with simple food chains.

  • As dry or even drier than deserts!


Map and climatogram for the tundra in general

Map and Climatogram* forthe Tundra…in general*.


Biomes

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.


Map and climatogram for the hot desert in general

Map and Climatogram* forthe Hot Desert…in general*.


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