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ecosystem the interaction of plant life and the physical environment in which they live
biome the term used to describe a major type of ecosystem that cam be found in various regions throughout the world
deciduous leaf-shedding a type of tree that sheds its leaves during one season
coniferous cone-bearing a type of tree able to survive long cold winter with long thin needles rather than leaves
chaparral a type of natural vegetation that is adapted to mediterranea climates small evergreen trees and low bushes or scrub
savanna a tropical grassland with scattered trees located in the warm lands near the equator
herbivore a plant eating animal
carnivore a meat eating animal
praire a temperate grassland characterized by a great variety of grasses
tundra a dry treeless plain where temperatures are always cool or cold and only specilized plants can grow
permafrost a layer of soil just below the earth's surface that stays permanently frozen
Created by: michaelburgess