Biomes - (4) Temperate Grasslands-low total rainfall...

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-biotic potential -maximum growth rate in ideal condition,unlimited resource *Biomes -rainfall, temp -diff flora, fauna (1) Marine -largest (3/4) -most stable, temperature constant -most earth’s foods and oxygen -divided based on sunlight, distance from shore, water depth (2) Tropical rain forest -near equator -rainfall, stable temp -only 4% coverage -20% food production(carbon fixation) -most diversity -tall tree, dense canopy -epiphytes: photosynthetic growing on other trees (not parasite, but kill tree by blocking sunlight) -biodiversity hotspots: endangered -epiphytes (commensaly) -little light on floor (3) Desert -less than 10 inch of rainfall -extreme temp fluctuation -cactus, shallow roots
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Unformatted text preview: (4) Temperate Grasslands-low total rainfall (seasonal)-grazing animals, burrowing animals, bisons (5) Temperate Deciduous Forest-northeast of NorthAmerica-south of Taiga-hot summer , cold winter-trees drop leaves in winter-more plants than Taiga-Vertical stratification: species live on ground, low branch, treetop-leaf decomposition: rich soil (6) Conifer forest (Taiga)-nothern Canada-evergreen plants-largest terrestrial biomes-cold winter-heavy snow-tree branches facing down-large mammals-flying insects and birds-more species than Tundra (7) Tundra-north of North America-permafrost-frozen desert-little rainfall-insects-many animals, but few species...
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2012 for the course AMGOV 100 taught by Professor Mary during the Spring '11 term at St. Mary NE.

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