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Unformatted text preview: Humans inhabit all biomes but are most prevalent in those with the mildest climates. Five Major Types of Biomes • Tundra • Taiga • Temperature deciduous forest • Grassland • Desert Also 4 types of Aquatic life zones, these are discussed in Chapter 5 : • Coral reefs • Estuaries (mouths of rivers where fresh and salt waters mix) • Deep Ocean • Continental Shelf 1 What is an Ecosystem? Ecosystems: biological systems consisting of organisms and their environment. • Biotic components • Abiotic components 2 Range of Tolerance Food Chains and Food Webs • Food and energy flow through food chains that are part of much larger food webs in ecosystems. 3...
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- Spring '08
- Ecology, biological systems, Aquatic Life Zones, Grassland Desert