Earth's biome

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Earth's biome

  1. 1. Tropical Rain forest • Location: Found near equator • Description: a forest of tall trees in a region of year-round warmth • Plants: Epiphytes • Animals: Most animals can be seen here
  2. 2. Savanna • Location : Found in the tropic, near equator • Description: Rainy and dry season, 25-150 in/yr. precipitation. Fire plays a large role in this ecosystem • Plants: have thorns and sharp leaves. • Animals: Contain the greatest number of grazing animals on Earth. Lioness Elephant
  3. 3. Desert • Location: North & South America, Africa, Middle East, Australia, and Asia • Description: Extremely hot and dry (less than 10 inches of rain a year). Some deserts can be cold at night (40s or 50s) • Plants: Cacti, small bushes, and short grasses • Animals: Some animals never drink water. Many animals are nocturnal Desert Snake Camel
  4. 4. Temperate Grasslands • Location: every continent except Antarctica • Description: Grasslands are big open spaces. There are not many bushes in the grassland. • Plants: Grasses • Animals: Many large herds of grazing animals such as zebras or bison.Bison Zebra
  5. 5. Temperate Deciduous forest • Location: mainly found in the latitudes • Description: forests is rich in soil; they have trees that lose their leaves. • Plants: Deciduous • Animals: bald eagle, deer, beaver, fox Deer Bald eagle
  6. 6. Temperate Evergreen forest • Description: is a forest consisting entirely or mainly of evergreen trees that retain green foliage all year round. • Plants: Evergreens • Animals: Bears, squirrel, owl etc. Bears Squirrel
  7. 7. Taiga BeaverMoose • Location: Canada, Europe, Asia, and the United States • Description: Also known as “Coniferous forests.” Have cold, long, snowy winters, and warm, humid summers • Plants: Coniferous trees • Animals: Moose, beavers etc.
  8. 8. Tundra Arctic foxPolar bear • Location: Regions south of the ice caps in the Arctic. North America, Europe, and Siberia. • Description: Coldest biome and also covers 1/5 of the Earth’s surface. • Plants: lichens, mosses, grasses, shrubs. Almost no trees. • Animals: Polar bear, arctic fox. Some have grown thick fur which turns white in the winter.
  9. 9. Six Additional Biomes POLAR ICE CHAPARRAL MOUNTAIN ZONE TROPICAL MONSOON FOREST WARM MOIST EVERGREEN FOREST SEMI- DESERT
  10. 10. Polar Ice • Location: North and South Pole • Description: being high and low- altitude areas • Animals: polar bear, walruses, penguins Polar Bear Walrus
  11. 11. Mountain Zone • Location: All around the world • Description: Like winter. Cold, snowy, windy • Plants: small perennial groundcover plants • Animals: Warm blooded animals, some insects
  12. 12. Chaparral • Location: Primarily in coastal areas with Mediterranean climates. • Description: hot, dry summers, mild, wet winters. Slight variations in seasonal temperatures • Plants: shrubs and small trees. • Animals: Rabbit, wolf
  13. 13. Warm Moist Evergreen Forest • Description: contains evergreen trees that retain green foliage all year round. • Plants: Evergreen • Animals: wild cats, most birds
  14. 14. Tropical Monsoon Forest • Description: frost-free with temperatures high enough to support year-round plant growth given sufficient moisture. • Plants: growth is seasonal. Trees shed their leaves in the dry season to overcome the long drought. • Animals: Bengal TigerBengal Tiger
  15. 15. Semi-desert • Description: Semi- desert and arid grasslands receive between 4 and 12 inches of rain per year • Plants: Acacia • Animals: Prairie dogs, squirrels Armadillo Hyena
  16. 16. QUESTIONS
  17. 17. Musk ox enjoy munching on grass, leaves, moss, and lichen. They have dense fur that protects them from cold and rain. A musk ox can be found in Northern Canada and Greenland. In which biome do they live?
  18. 18. TUNDRA OR FROZEN TUNDRA
  19. 19. The Hawk Owl feeds on mice, lemmings, squirrels, and other small mammals that may be hiding amongst pine needles, moss, and lichen. They build their nest in the hollow top of a coniferous tree stump or in an abandoned nest or woodpecker hole. The Hawk Owl can be found in Canada, extreme Northern USA, Northern Asia, and Scandinavia. In which Biome does a Hawk Owl live?
  20. 20. TAIGA
  21. 21. The Slow Loris spends its day curled up in a tight ball in the forest canopy. At night, the Slow Loris makes its way down to the ground feeding on insects, eggs, small exotic birds, and tropical fruit. The Slow Loris can be found in the hot and humid regions of South and Southeast Asia, Eastern India, Malaysia, Sumatra, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines. In which Biome does the Slow Loris call home?
  22. 22. TROPICAL RAINFOREST
  23. 23. Dequito, Angel Lynn G. Palapal, Ann Karmela S. BS BIOLOGY III

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