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Temperate Forest. Temperate Forest. Geography: Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere Climate and Temperature: Cool, rainy areas Avg. temperature is 75 2-5 feet of precipitation Humid Biotic Factors: Trees lose leaves in Fall Large variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers

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temperate forest1
Temperate Forest

Geography:

  • Northern Hemisphere
  • Southern Hemisphere

Climate and Temperature:

  • Cool, rainy areas
  • Avg. temperature is 75
  • 2-5 feet of precipitation
  • Humid

Biotic Factors:

  • Trees lose leaves in Fall
  • Large variety of trees, shrubs, and flowers
  • Large variety of animals: Bears, deer, rabbits, eagles, wolves, frogs, snakes, lizards, and mice
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Desert

Geography:

  • One fifths of earth’s land

Climate and Temperature:

  • Less than 10 in of rain a year- very dry
  • Extreme heat during day and cold during night

Biotic Factors:

  • Plants with small leaves- cacti and grasses
  • Many nocturnal animals
  • Coyotes, snakes, spiders etc.
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Tropical Rainforest

Geography:

  • Found in mountains, valleys and flat lands
  • Usually near equator

Climate and Temperature:

  • Year around warmth
  • Avg. of 50-260 in of rain
  • High heat and humidity

Biotic Factors:

  • Most animal and plant diversity
  • Monkeys, panthers, birds, frogs, iguanas, many insects
  • Plants with large leaves
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Taiga

Geography:

  • Northern Hemisphere
  • Largest biome on Earth

Climate and Temperature:

  • Cold harsh climate
  • Low precipitation

Biotic Factors:

  • Deer, moose, wolves , rabbits, bears
  • Plants are mostly pine trees- always green and never lose leaves
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Tundra

Geography:

  • Always found near the North Pole

Climate and Temperature:

  • Cold, treeless area
  • Little precipitation
  • Coldest biome

Biotic Factors:

  • Arctic foxes, polar bears, wolves, owls
  • Few plants due to frozen ground
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Temperate Grassland

Geography:

  • Flat or slightly hilly areas

Climate and Temperature:

  • Windy, mostly dry area
  • Low precipitation 20-35 in.

Biotic Factors:

  • Many insects and large mammals such as wild cats, elephants, antelope
  • Most all plants are tall deep rooted grasses
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Freshwater

Geography:

  • Ponds, lakes, rivers, streamsand wetlands
  • Scattered all over the globe

Climate and Temperature

  • Depends on location
  • Ranges from 35F to 75F

Biotic Factors

  • Reptiles, birds, fish,
  • Plankton, algae, various grasses
salt water
Salt Water

Geography

  • Covers about 71% of the Earth’s suface
  • Ocean floor covered in valleys, trenches, plateaus, ridges and some volcanoes

Climate and Temperature

  • Warmer by equator
  • Cooler far from the equator

Biotic Factors

  • Shellfish, fish, whales, dolphins
  • Seaweeds, coral
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