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Biomes

Land Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems - Unit 6 Lessons 4-5

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long-term temperature and precipitation patterns in a region climate
trees that drop their leaves as winter approaches deciduous trees
trees that have evergreen, needle-like leaves and cones coniferous trees
a region that has a specific climate and a specific community of plants and animals biome
region with a low average temperature and little precipitation; has coniferous trees Taiga
region with a low average temperature and little precipitation; has permafrost Tundra
permanently frozen soil beneath the surface permafrost
region that has grasses and few trees Grassland
region located near the Earth's equator and receives more rainfall than any other biome Tropical Rainforest
region that has moderate precipitation, hot summers, cold winters; plants include deciduous trees Temperate Deciduous Forest
region that is very dry Desert
Includes any water environment and the community of organisms that live there. Aquatic Ecosystem
Nonliving things in an environment Abiotic factors
area of land that is saturated, or soaked, with water for at least part of the year wetland
Examples of wetlands bogs, marshes, and swamps
Examples of freshwater ecosystems ponds and lakes, rivers and streams, and wetlands
Examples of salt water ecosystems oceans, coral reefs, and estuaries
partially enclosed body of water formed where a river flows into an ocean and has a mixture of fresh and salt water estuary
Living things in an environment Biotic factors
aquatic ecosystems that are saltwater ecosystems and cover more that 70% of Earth's surface Marine Ecosystem
ecosystems that contain water that has very little salt in it Freshwater Ecosystem
Main types of aquatic ecosystems Freshwater ecosystems, Marine ecosystems, Estuaries
Created by: lmsraiders