BIOMES - BIOMES: Region characterized by dominant plant...

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BIOMES: Region characterized by dominant plant life and climate →Tropical Rainforest: 25 – 27 degrees C 2000 – 4000 mm rain per year Soil is low in nutrients, has rapid decomposition, and its acidic. Plants have shallow roots, 3D landscape, and are epiphytes and mycorrhizae. Animals are arboreal (tree animals). →Tropical Dry Forest 27 – 29 degrees C 1400 – 1800 mm rain per year (wet when warmer) Soil is less acidic, has more nutrients, and erodes. Plants are in a 3D landscape and are tall in wet spots. Animals migrate to wet spots. →Tropical Savanna 23 – 28 degrees C 400 – 1500 season rain (wet when warm, storm brings fire) Soil is impermeable (prevents growth) and it retains water on the surface. Plants are in a 2D landscape, lots of grass, and fire resistant flora. Animals are wandering and very active on the ground level.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2010 for the course BIO 1 taught by Professor Frank during the Spring '10 term at Aims Community College.

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