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ENHS_EcosystemoftheWorld.1 - Terrestrial Ecosystems Biomes...

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Terrestrial Ecosystems • Biomes – Large Major Plant Communities • Examples – -Tundra -Taiga -Temperate Deciduous Hardwood Forest -Grasslands (Savannah and Great Plains) -Desert Chaparral -Tropical Rain Forest -Mountain Complex
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TUNDRA WITH ICE RAFTING
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TUNDRA : SUMMER
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Tundra: Summer Growth
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Boreal Ecosystems: Rocky Intertidal Zone
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TUNDRA-MOUNTAIN COMPLEX
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MOUNTAIN COMPLEX
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TAIGA: Boreal Forests
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TAIGA: Boreal Forests
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Grasslands: Great Plains
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Desert Chapparel
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Salt Marshes
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Spartina Salt Marsh
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Salt Marshes: High Marsh - Salicornia
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Salt Marshes: High Marsh – Sea Oxe Eye
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Salt Marshes: Low Marsh - Spartina
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Comparison of Gross Production (grams C/M 2 /year) Terrestrial Systems Desert Shrub – 32 g/m2/yr Tundra – 65 g/m2/yr Temperate Grassland – 225 g/m2/yr Savanna – 315 g/m2/yr Boreal Forests – 360 g/m2/yr Temperate Deciduous Hardwood Forest – 540 g/m2/yr Tropical Rain Forest – 900 g/m2/yr Marshes Salt Marsh - >2000 g/m2/yr Freshwater Marsh - > 2000 g/m2/yr
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