Chapter 5

Chapter 5 - Chapter 5- the biome concept Biomes- grouped...

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Chapter 5- the biome concept Biomes- grouped based on climate and dominant plant form o Also influenced by temp and moisture/rainfall Tropical Rain Forest o Always moist and lacking temp seasonality o Evergreen tropical rain forest Tropical seasonal forest/savanna o Summer rainy season and “winter” dry season o Seasonal forest, scrub, or savanna Subtropical desert o (hot deserts) highly seasonal, arid climate o desert vegetation with considerable exposed surface woodland shrubland o Mediterranean climate o winter rainy season and summer drought o drought-adapted, frost-sensitive shrublands and woodlands temperate rain forests o occasional frost, often with summer rainfall maximum o temperate evergreen forest, somewhat frost-sensitive temperate seasonal forest o moderate climate with winter freezing o frost resistant, decidous, temperate forest temperate grassland/desert o nutrient rich in organic matter o (cold deserts) arid, with warm or hot summers and cold winters
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