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BiologySept9th2006 - summers can be quite hot-Provides...

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Dustin Lee 9/20/2006 Biology Block C Pg 753-757 q. 1-3 1. A biome is characterized by communities of plants and other organisms that are adapted to its climate and other biotic factors. 2. Tropical Forest Temperate Deciduous Forest Coniferous Forest - Warm year-round - 350 cm of rain yearly - Ideal growing conditions result in a lush diversity of plants growing in vertical layers - Although light is plentiful at the canopy level, little light reaches the forest floor - Has the greatest diversity of life with an estimated 50 percent of all known species on Earth - Dense stands of deciduous trees (trees that drop their leaves each year) - These forests occur throughout the temperate zone where there is enough precipitation to support the growth of large trees
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Unformatted text preview: summers can be quite hot-Provides habitats for a wide variety of species-Towering cone-bearing evergreen trees such as pine, spruce, fir, and hemlock-Has long, cold winters with heavy snowfall-Not a very diverse amount of animals 3. Desert organisms such as the saguaro cacti have pleats that enable the plants to expand and to store water during wet periods. Many desert animals, such as the kangaroo rat, are small burrowers that are active in the cool evenings. Pg 781-782 q. 2 2. The main difference between primary succession and secondary succession is that secondary succession still has its soil intact while primary succession does not. This allows things to grow in secondary succession more easily....
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