Bio 103 SI - 2 Where are grasslands found 3 What sorts of...

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Bio 103 SI 2-12 Biomes and Conservation Biomes 1. What are biomes and what causes certain biomes to be found in particular areas?  Tundra 1. How much of the Earth’s surface is covered by tundra? 2. What are the main characteristics of the tundra? Taiga 1. Where is Taiga found? 2. What are a couple other names for taiga?
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3. What are the main characteristics of taiga with regards to temperature, precipitation,  and plantlife? Temperate deciduous forest 1. Where are forests of this type found?   2. Compare and contrast temperate deciduous forests with  tropical forest  in terms of  temperature, fertility of soil, and species diversity. Grasslands 1. Why are only a very small percentage of the original grasslands still present?
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Where are grasslands found? 3. What sorts of plants and animals are found in grasslands? Conservation 1. Biodiversity 1. What is biodiversity? 2. What’s the difference between extinct and extirpated? 2. Extinction Rates 1. What percentage of all species that have ever live have gone extinct? 2. How many episodes of high rates of extinction have there been? 3. What are a couple causes of these mass extinction episodes? 4. What is the most important cause of extinction today? 5. What are the other common causes of extinction today? 6. What are the values of biodiversity that we discussed in class?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course BIO 103 taught by Professor Philipjones during the Spring '08 term at University of South Dakota.

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