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terrestrial biomes - Terrestrial Biomes Each biome is...

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Terrestrial Biomes Each biome is represented by a map and a few photographs. Graphs plot seasonal patterns of temperature and precipitation How active organisms are during the year Box describes community composition
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Figure 56.9 Biomes Have Distinct Geographic Distributions
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56 Terrestrial Biomes The tundra biome is found in the Arctic and high on mountains. In the Arctic, permanently frozen soil ( permafrost ) underlies tundra vegetation. Plants grow only during the short summers when the first few centimeters of permafrost melt. Lowland Arctic tundra is very wet because water cannot drain through the permafrost. Arctic tundra animals either migrate into the area for the summer only or are dormant for most of the year.
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Biomes: Tundra (Part 1)
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Biomes: Tundra (Part 2)
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Biomes: Tundra (Part 3)
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56 Terrestrial Biomes Tropical alpine tundra is not underlain by permafrost, so photosynthesis and other biological activities continue throughout the year and more plant forms are present.
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Biomes: Tundra (Part 4)
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Terrestrial Biomes The boreal forest biome is found south of the tundra biome and at lower elevations on temperate- zone mountains. Winters are long and very cold, while summers are short and warm. The short summer favors trees with evergreen leaves. Boreal forests have only a few tree species. Northern Hemisphere forests are dominated by coniferous evergreen gymnosperms. Southern Hemisphere forests are dominated by
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