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Biome is a group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms
Climate limits the species of plants that can grow in an area
desert is an area that receives less than 25 centimeters of rain per year
rain forest are forest in which large amounts of rain fall year round
emergent layer is the tallest layer of the rain forest which receives the most sunlight
canopy is used to refer to the extent of the outer layer of leaves of an individual tree or group of trees.
Understory a layer of vegetation beneath the main canopy of a forest
grassland is an area that is populated mostly by grasses and other non-woody plants
savanna a grassy plain in tropical and subtropical regions, with few trees.
deciduous tree tree's that shed their leaves and grow new ones each year
boreal forest are dense forest found in upper regions of the northern hermisphere
coniferous tree tree's that produce their seeds in cones and have leaves shaped like needles
tundra is extremely cold and dry
permafrost a thick subsurface layer of soil that remains frozen throughout the year, occurring chiefly in polar regions.
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