BIOME PROJECT - In Vermont it rains a 45 less Latitude...

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Tropical Rain Forest. 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 1996). 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. For further information, please consult the references page. -Climate: - Temperature: 20-25 Celsius. (80 Fahrenheit). - hot and wet for millions of years. - wettest place on earth - It rains everyday. In one year about 100 to 400 inches.
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Unformatted text preview: - In Vermont it rains a 45% less. Latitude/ Longitude Continents: -22.5 North to 22.5 South. -Close to the Equator -In the Amazon River Basin -Africa- Zaire bazin, with a small area in West Africa, and Eastern Madagascar. -Asian Rain Forest: Indo/Malaysia /Southeast /New Guinea and Queensland Australia. Soil: -Nutrient: Poor and acidic. -Decomposition: Rapid- Soils: subject to heavy leaching. - Head and Moisture: Cause Plants and Animals to rot quickly once they have died- Decay. Diversity of Organism: -3-4 tree species per square Km.-Trees distinguished by broad leaves that are lost annually and include, oak, hickory, maple…-Faunas represented by squirrels, rabbits, birds, black bears…...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course BIO 2007 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Massachusetts Boston.

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BIOME PROJECT - In Vermont it rains a 45 less Latitude...

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