Biomes Essays

  • Biomes

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    Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons. Dead organic material functions as a nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is created by biological fixation, and phosphorus is created by precipitation. Tundra is separated into two types: arctic tundra and alpine

  • Terrestrial Biomes

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    Terrestrial Biomes 1. Tropical Forest- Located geographically between 15° to 25° North and South of the Equator. A. Climate- Very humid with humidity between 77 and 88% with an average temperature of 77° Fahrenheit. B. Soil- Relativity poor in nutrients. Very thin layer of decomposed matter. C. Types of Organisms- Small animals, including monkeys, birds, snakes, frogs, and lizards are common in the tropical rainforest D. Effect of Human Presence- The biggest effect of humans on this biome is deforestation

  • The Biomes of Earth

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    There are many types of biomes and there is also a good variety of ways to their classification. Rainforest, grassland, marine system, and freshwater system Grassland is mostly covered by grass. Moderately dry climate conditions and season disturbances, such as floods and fire are conductive to the growth of grasses and prohibitive of trees and shrubs. Grasslands are found in tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions. There are a couple of types of grasslands. Plant life is susceptible to fires

  • Savanna Biome

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    The Savanna Biome The planet is divided into major climatic regions referred to as biomes, these regions differ in climate, sunlight received and these regions have different weather patterns. Each biome has a set of plants and animals that can survive in its climate. Savannas are part of the world’s major Earth biomes; they are made of between 10% and 15% of the world’s land surface (Sankaran et al., 2005). Savannas occur in the tropics where there is inadequate rainfall throughout the year, if

  • Biomes of the World

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    A biome, also known as life zones, consists of all plants, animals, and other organisms, as well the physical environment in a particular area. A biome is characterized by its’ plant life, climate, and location. The climate and physical features determine the boundaries of a biome. A biome is made up of many different ecosystems. The ecosystems tend to have the same pants and animals as neighboring biomes around the boundaries. The major biomes are the tundra, taiga, tropical rain forest, temperate

  • The Tundra Biome

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    A biome is the collection of the ecosystems that are similar. Ecosystems that are part of one biome are similar in flora, fauna, and climate. Since different species of plants and animals have different adaptation of climate, plants and animals living in each biome are indicating the climate of their biome. There are four biomes in Canada. These biomes that exist in Canada are Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Deciduous Forests, and Grasslands. The Tundra Biome is located in the northern part

  • The Importance of Biomes

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    The importance of Biomes Biomes are the living spaces of life. They describe communities located across different regions across the world, looking at the interactions between climatic factors, living organisms, and substrates found in the environment. Generally, a biome refers to a community of similar organisms that are found in a particular climate zone. There are six biomes of earth found in three climate zones. The three climate zones are called tropical, temperate, and polar climate zones;

  • Essay On Biome

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    Biome is a wide area on earth which consists of land or water and is characterized by its special features (Kalman, 1997). It is also known as a life zone with similar climate and soil adapted by plants, animals and other living organisms. The features of biome are mainly influenced by abiotic factors and location of that particular biome. Abiotic factors are the non-living components exists in the ecosystem, which include chemical components, temperature and weather. Abiotic factors can set boundaries

  • Taiga Biome

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    The Taiga Biome is a large, naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major part of both Siberia and North America. It is usually found at high elevations at more temperate latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere. It is the largest terrestrial biome on earth, covering around 50 million acres of land (NP, UC Santa Barbara). It is known for its subarctic climate that ranges between -51 to -1 °C in the winter and -21 to 7 °C in the summer. The two main season found in the taiga are summer

  • Temperate Forest Biome

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    many living and nonliving things. By combining these factors the temperate forest biome is made. Temperate forests are not just a boring thing that never moves, they are a thriving landscape given to extensive life that rejuvenates the planet daily. The forest biome is known worldwide. Our own backyards are part of this biome. Temperate forests are located on every continent except Antarctica and Africa. The biome can be found in the eastern portion of the United States as well as much of Europe

  • Tropical Savanna Biomes

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    scattered with shrubs. They can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert biome and are also known to be called as tropical grasslands. Usually not enough rain falls on a savanna to support anything more than it is , like a forest. Commonly It’s temperature year round is warm but they are known to have very different seasons , a very long dry season (winter), and a very wet season (summer).The savanna biome receives about 59 inches of rain. Majority of this occurs during the wet season. In

  • Tropical Rainforest Biome

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    I have selected the Biome Rainforest. The Rainforest Biome is defined by the following conditions. Heavily wooded, large amounts of rainfall exceeding 100 inches of rain per year. Most of the world's rainforest is near the equator, however, some are in areas more north. Rainforest near the equator is hot with an average temperature near 85 degrees this type is called tropical rainforests. Rainforest in a cooler climate is called temperate. I will focus on tropical rainforests for this assignment

  • Diverse Australian Biomes Adapting

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    Diverse Australian Biomes Adapting Australia is a land of rather extreme weather conditions and widely diverse climates that force the vegetation living there to adapt in many interesting ways. Australia is the driest continent, and biomes such as grasslands and savannas are prime sources of widespread catastrophic fires. The plants that grow in the vast arid and semi-arid regions of Australia are prone to fires simply because of the desert climates that they grow in. High temperatures combined

  • Forest Biomes: Complex Ecologic Systems in the World

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    various ways to classify biome, one of the common ways is grouping biomes into five major types: forest, grasslands, desert, aquatic, and tundra. Identifying a location in the world that is hard to live well and explain needs comparisons from multiple facets, for instance, geographic location, climate, and the food source. Forest biomes are the most complex ecologic systems in the world, and they cover 1/3 of the land on earth. There are three major types of forest biomes: tropical forests, temperate

  • Temperate Deciduous Forest and Missouri

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    deciduous forest is home to unique ecosystems and plentiful wildlife and vegetation. The temperature and precipitation in this biome is not too high or too low, hence the word temperate in the name. The terrain in the temperate deciduous biome has a great effect on the adaptations of the living organisms in the area. Missouri belongs in the temperate deciduous forest biome because both regions have similar climate, locations, terrain, flora, and fauna. The climate of Missouri and the temperate deciduous

  • Adaptation and The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection

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    the development of the theory” (Natural History Museum). The Biosphere, “the largest biological system” (Chiras), is comprised of distinct regions within two categories: biomes and aquatic life zones. Biomes are divided by their physical characteristics, chemical composition, and the types of organisms present. The primary biomes are Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Deciduous forest, Temperate grassland, Dessert, Tropical Rain forest, and Altitudinal (Alpine Tundra). The Tundra gets its name from ... .

  • Comparative Study of Texas and Minnesota Ecosystems

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    2016 Compare and Contrast of Texas and Minnesota Ecosystems What is a biome? Biomes are major life zones characterized by vegetation type or by the physical environment. Climate plays a role in determining the nature and location of Earth’s biomes. Texas has 10 different ecosystems with lots of diversity. Minnesota has 4 different ecosystems which are also quite diverse. Regardless of the size of the biomes or the number of biomes in each state, they are all important not just to the locate environment

  • Ecosystem Essay

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    An ecosystem is a community of plants, animals and smaller organisms that live, feed, reproduce and interact in the same area or environment. Each individual plant and animal could not exist by itself on planet Earth. All living organisms need millions of other living organisms to survive. How these organisms interact with the sun, soil, water, air and each other in a specific are is called an ecosystem. In the following paragraphs I will be organization that make up an ecosystem and their organizations

  • Similarities and Differences between Three Locations: Sacramento, Ausitn and Augusta

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    Physical characteristics vary on every location of this planet. In order to understand this planet, an assessment of different environmental aspects needs to occur to understand these variations. The purpose of this lab report is to evaluate the similarities and differences between three locations: Sacramento, CA; Austin, TX; and Augusta, ME. In order to thoroughly examine these similarities and differences, an examination will be made on Earth-sun relationships, water balance budgets, climate patterns

  • Deciduous Forest Research Paper

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    Deciduous Forest Biome The deciduous forest is one of the three major biomes in Wisconsin. The Deciduous forest, also named the temperate deciduous forest, is jam packed with many different types of diverse plants and animals. These biotic factors are adapted to flourish and survive in the temperature changes of the biome. In the Deciduous, the temperatures can drop down to around 40℉ and get as high as 82℉. This climate also includes 30-40 inches of rainfall per year. A biome is a large area that