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Ecology and Envirmen

Biome A group of ecosystems with similar climates and organisms.
Climate The average conditions of termperature, persipitation, winds, and clouds in an area
Desert A dry region that on average recives lass than 25 centimeters of percipitation per year
Rainforest A forest that recives more than 2 meters of rain per year, mostly occuring in the tropical wet climate zone
Energent layer The tallest layer of the rain fortest that recives the most sunlight
Canopy A leafy roof formed by tall trees in a forest
Understory a layer of shorter trees and vines that grows in the sade of a forest conopy
Grassland an area populated mostly by grasses and other nonwoody plants that get 25 to 75 centimeters of rain each year.
Savanna A grassland located close to the equator that may include shrubs and small trees ans recives as much as 120 centimeters of rain per year.
Deciduous tree A tree that sheds its leaves during a particular season and grows new ones each year
Boreal foerst Dense forest of evergreens located in the upper regions of the Northern Hemosphere
Coniferous tree A tree that produces its seeds in cones and that has needle-shaped leaves coated in a waxy substance to reduce water loss
Tundra An extremly cold, dry biome climate region characterized by short, cool summers and bitterly cold winters
Permafrost Permanently frozon soil found in the tundra biome climate region
Created by: Paigerobinson1



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