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Unit 7A

Biomes

TermDefinition
Biomes A distinct region of the world with specific climate, geographic qualities, and vegetation.
Rainforest A biome that has a climate that has the greatest amount of rainfall, covers 6% of the Earth's surface that is home to 50% of all species, near equator, and has the most diverse ecosystems.
Chaparral A biome that has a climate that has hot summers, cool and rainy winters, plagued by wildfires, with many shrubs, and can be along the coasts.
Arctic A biome that has a climate that is freezing most, if not all, of the year, has very little soil for growth of plants, and windiest places on Earth.
Arctic Tundra A biome that has a climate that has permafrost present most of the year, cold, dry, high altitudes, and has no trees.
Taiga Coniferous Forest; A biome that has a climate that is cold and harsh with a short growing season, prone to wildfires, and dominated by evergreen trees, with low biodiversity due tot harsh conditions.
Temperate Deciduous Forest A biome that has a climate that generally has four seasons, with 2-6 feet of precipitation per year, and includes large hardwood trees.
Desert A biome that has an arid climate that has little precipitation, covers nearly 20% of the Earth's surface.
Grasslands A biome that has a climate that has hot weather year-round, but have torrential downpours to replenish the region, fertile soil, with deep-rooted grasses and trees.
Oceans An aquatic biome that covers 70% of the Earth's surface, that is salt water, and it's temperature depends on it's global location.
Microhabitat A very small part of the environment that supports a distinct flora and fauna.
Flora The plants in an environment.
Fauna The animals in an environment.
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