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Biomes. What is a Biome?. Biome = region characterized by distinct plant and animal populations along with similar abiotic conditions. Change by latitude Ocean biomes = marine habitats Land biomes = terrestrial habitats. Tundra. Northern most biome Treeless permafrost

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What is a Biome?

  • Biome = region characterized by distinct plant and animal populations along with similar abiotic conditions.
  • Change by latitude
  • Ocean biomes = marine habitats
  • Land biomes = terrestrial habitats
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Tundra

  • Northern most biome
  • Treeless permafrost
  • Short growing seasons
  • Least rainfall of all biomes
  • Moss, lichens, caribou, arctic fox, wolves, and lemmings
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Coniferous Forest

  • A.k.aTiaga or Boreal Forest
  • Populated by evergreen trees (pine, spruce, fir)
  • Deer, moose, and elk populations
  • 15-30 in. of rainfall per year
  • Avg. temperature 14°F (Winter) and 57°F (Summer)
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Temperate Deciduous Forest

  • Braod-leaved trees (oak, maple, beech, hickory)
  • Leaves shed yearly before winter
  • 30-60 in. rainfall yearly
  • Avg. temperature is around 50°F
  • Animals include: deer, squirrels, beavers, and bears
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Tropical Rain Forest

  • Most yearly rainfall totals (up to 260 in./year); no seasonal change
  • Produce 40% of Earth’s oxygen
  • Average temperature between 68-93 °F
  • Most biodiversity on planet located in these biomes (i.e. epiphytes)
  • ¼ of all medications come from rainforests
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Grassland (Prairie)

  • Often destroyed by humans for crops
  • Soil rich in nutrients
  • Low rainfall (10-30 inches/year)
  • Antelope, prairie dogs, bison, coyotes
  • Tall grasses and very little tree cover
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Savannah

  • Combo of grassland and small groups of trees
  • Located in Africa
  • Acacia trees along with giraffes, wildebeast, lions, hyenas, and gazelle
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Desert

  • Low rainfall (under 15 cm a year on average)
  • Temperature average is 64 °F but may reach over 100 °F during daylight hours
  • Shrubs, cactus (adapted to low water availability)
  • Jack rabbits, snakes, and lizards
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