ES271_Terrestrial_Ecosystems_2010_Part_II

ES271_Terrestrial_Ec - Plant Life Forms Whittaker’s Biome Distribution Holdridge Life Zones Walter Climate Diagram Seasonal Climate Patterns

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Unformatted text preview: Plant Life Forms Whittaker’s Biome Distribution Holdridge Life Zones Walter Climate Diagram Seasonal Climate Patterns Seasonal Climate Patterns Seasonal Climates Patterns Tropical Seasonal Forest Biome Same climate zone - same pattern Mediterranean Biome Same climate zone - same pattern Boreal Forest Biome Same climate zone - same pattern Major Biomes Understanding Biomes (Read in Text/Science Library Reserve) • Geography • Climate • Soils • Biology • Human Influences Tundra Biome Tundra Biome • Cold • Low Precipitation • Short, Soggy Summers • Poorly Developed Soils • Permafrost • Dominated by Low Vegetation • Animals Adapted to Long, Cold Winters • Migratory Animals Make Seasonal Use Boreal Forest Boreal Forest Biome • Long, Severe Winters • Climatic Extremes • Moderate Precipitation • Infertile Soils • Dominated by Conifers Temperate Deciduous Forest...
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course ES ES271 taught by Professor Machaut during the Spring '10 term at Colby.

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ES271_Terrestrial_Ec - Plant Life Forms Whittaker’s Biome Distribution Holdridge Life Zones Walter Climate Diagram Seasonal Climate Patterns

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