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Question 2: Biomes Consider the variety of biomes that are found as dominant community types. Using both information from maps and your observations of the natural communities around you, determine what major biome or biomes dominate the area where you live. What do the local biomes tell you about the climate of your area? How do the local biomes limit the kinds of living things that you may see regularly in your area? Be prepared to discuss how the biomes of local areas influence the daily life, economy, and natural diversity of local areas. Major biomes consist of deserts, which are hot and dry areas Semi Arid Deserts, Coastal Deserts and Cold Deserts. forests, grasslands, tundra, and some aquatic environs, both freshwater and marine . Biomes are large environmental areas with plant and animal life forms adapting to their environs. Each biome consists of many ecosystems whose communities have adapted to the small differences in climate and the environment inside the biome . All living things are closely related to their environment. Welcome to the World's Biomes Page! Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment" (Campbell). Biomes are classified in various ways. This page will group biomes into five major types: Aquatic Deserts Forests
Grasslands Tundra These exhibits explore the ancestor/descendant relationships which connect all organisms, past and present. The importance of biomes cannot be overestimated. Biomes have changed and moved many times during the history of life on Earth. More recently, human activities have drastically altered these communities. Thus, conservation and preservation of biomes should be a major concern to all. What are biomes? Biomes are regions of the world with similar climate (weather, temperature) animals and plants. There are terrestrial biomes (land) and aquatic biomes , both freshwater and marine. Would you like to know what the weather is like in different biomes around the world? How about the types of plants and animals that live in these biomes? Here you will find all sorts of information about the world's biomes. How many biomes are there? There is really no completely right answer to this question. Some people say there are only 5 major types of biomes: aquatic, desert, forest, grassland, and tundra. Others split biomes further. Forests are separated into rainforest, temperate forest, chaparral, and taiga; grasslands are divided into savanna and temperate grasslands; and the aquatic biome is split into freshwater and marine. AQUATIC BIOMES Freshwater Freshwater wetlands Marine Coral reef Estuaries TERRESTRIAL BIOMES: Tundra Rainforest Savanna Taiga Temperate forest
Temperate grassland Alpine Chaparral Desert Habitats/Biomes The Earth has many different environments, varying in temperature, moisture, light, and many

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