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Chapter 5 Biomes: Global Patterns of Life
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Terrestrial Biomes Tropical moist forests are warm and wet year-round Tropical seasonal forests have annual dry seasons Tropical savannas and grasslands are dry most of the year Deserts are hot or cold, but always dry Temperate grasslands have rich soils Temperate shrublands have summer
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Tropical Moist Forest
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Tropical Seasonal Forest
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Tropical Savanna
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Hot Desert
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Cold Desert
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Temperate Shrubland
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Temperate Grassland
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Temperate Forest
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Temperate Rain Forest
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Boreal Forest
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Tundra
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Marine Ecosystems Benthic = On the Bottom Pelagic = In the water Open-ocean communities vary from surface to hadal zones Epipelagic (Photic) 0-20 m Mesopelagic 20-1000 m Bathypelagic 1000-4000 m Abyssal 4000-6000 m
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Coastal zones Coastal zones support rich, diverse biological communities Littoral = Near Shore Intertidal = Within Tidal Range Coral Reefs
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Unformatted text preview: Mangroves Estuaries (Flooded Valleys) Salt Marshes Barrier Islands Fringing Reef, Tahiti Tidal Marshes, Chesapeak e Bay Estuaries, Chesapeake Bay Mangrove, Florida Freshwater Ecosystems Lakes have open water Wetlands are shallow and productive Swamp = With Trees Marsh = No Trees Bog = Saturated Ground Fen = Bog fed by ground water Okeefenokee Swamp, Georgia Marsh, Everglades Human Disturbance Clearing Forests Draining or Filling Wetlands Changing Land Cover, Vegetation, Biological Communities Introducing Species On a Long Time Scale, Anything that Can Happen, Will Happen Were Putting the Biosphere in a Blender Human Landscape, Los Angeles Human Landscape, Nebraska Human Landscape, Greece Human Landscape, Scotland Human Landscape, Wisconsin Human Landscape, Costa Rica...
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