6 - Terrestrial biomes (list 5 biomes in order from x to...

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Terrestrial biomes ( list 5 biomes in order from x to equator) (have idea of how they are spaced from north to south) Tropical rain forest, savanna, desert, temperate grassland, temperate deciduous forest, temperate evergreen forest, taiga, tundra Biomes are terrestrial communities occurring over wide areas - Recognized by characteristic appearance Associated with characteristic climates Classified by vegetation Distribution - Fig. 37.25 of biomes is a result of: Climograph Climate - primarily determined by temperature and precipitation Latitudes and altitudes - lot of rainfalls/ high altitude= lower temperature Soil – lots of different kinds. Richness of biomes - species richness= number of species present Cold regions like tundra and boreal, no amphibians and reptiles. Tropical rain forest vs. tundra Tropical Rain Forests and Fig. 37.26 - year round, lots of rain. Trees are tall trying to reach the sun. Richest biome in terms of number of species
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