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    • BIOMES• Biome – physical environment that has characteristic plants & animals.• Example: Lizards + Cactus = Desert.
    • Major Biomes• Tropical Rain Forest • Temperate Forest• Tropical Dry Forest • Northwestern• Tropical Savanna Coniferous Forest• Desert • Boreal Forest• Temperate Grassland • Tundra• Temperate Woodland & Shrupland Each biome is defined by a unique set of abiotic features, particularly climate, and has a characteristic ecological community.
    • Tropical Savanna• Abiotic – Warm temperatures – Seasonal rainfall – Compact soil – Frequent fires due to lightening
    • Tropical Savanna, cont.• Plants – Tall, perennial grasses – Drought tolerant and fire resistant trees & shrubs
    • Tropical Savanna, cont.• Animals – Predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, aardvarks – Herbivores: elephants, giraffes, antelope, zebras, baboons – Birds: eagles, ostriches, storks – Reptiles: none – Insects: termites
    • Tropical Savanna, cont.• Location – East Africa – Southern Brazil – Northern Australia
    • Desert• Abiotic – Low precipitation – Variable temperatures – Soils rich in minerals but poor in organic material
    • Desert, cont.• Plants – Cacti – Succulents – Creosote bush – Plants with short growth cycles
    • Desert, cont.• Animals – Predators: mountain lions, gray foxes, bobcats – Herbivores: mule deer, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, kangaroo rats, bats – Birds: owls, hawks, roadrunners – Reptiles: tortoises, rattlesnakes, lizards – Insects: ants, beetles, butterflies, flies, wasps
    • Deserts, cont• Location – Africa – Asia – Middle east – South America – Australia
    • Temperate Grassland• Abiotic – Warm to hot summers – Cold winters – Moderate seasonal precipitation – Fertile soil – Occasional fires
    • Temperate Grassland, cont.• Plants – Lush perennial grasses and herbs
    • Temperate Grassland, cont.• Animals – Predators: coyotes, badgers – Herbivores: mule deer, pronghorn antelope, rabbits, prairie dogs; formerly had bison – Birds: owls, hawks, bobwhite, prairie chickens – Reptiles: snakes – Insects: grasshoppers, ants
    • Temperate Grassland, cont.• Location – South Asia – North America – Australia – Central Europe – South America
    • Tropical Rain Forest• Abiotic – Hot and wet year round – Thin, nutrient-poor soil
    • Tropical Rain Forest, cont.• Plants – Broad-leaf evergreen – Ferns – Large woody vines – Orchids – Bromeliads
    • Tropical Rain Forest, cont.• Animals – Predators: jaguars, anteaters, monkeys – Herbivores: sloth, tapirs – Birds: toucans, parrots, parakeets – Reptiles: Caymans, boa constrictors, anaconda – Insects: butterflies, ants, beetles – Fish: piranhas
    • Tropical Rain Forest, cont.• Location – South and Central America – Southeast Asia – Parts of Africa – Southern India – Northeast Australia
    • Savanna• Abiotic – Generally warm year round – Alternating wet-dry seasons – Rich soils, easily eroded
    • Savanna, cont.• Plants – Tall, deciduous trees – Orchids – Bromeliads – Aloes – Succulents
    • Savanna, cont.• Animals – Predators: tigers, monkeys – Herbivores: elephants, Indian rhinocerous, hog deer – Birds: pelican, great pied hornbill, pied harrier – Reptiles: snakes, lizards – Insects: termites
    • Savanna, cont.• Location – Parts of Africa – Southern & Central America – Mexico – India – Australia – Tropical Islands
    • Temperate Forest• Abiotic – Cold to moderate winters – Warm summers – Year round precipitation – Fertile soils
    • Temperate Forest, cont.• Plants – Broadleaf deciduous trees – Conifers – Flowering shrubs – Herbs – Ground layer of mosses and ferns
    • Temperate Forest, cont.• Animals – Predators: black bear, bobcats – Herbivores: deer, squirrels, raccoons, skunks – Birds: songbirds, turkeys – Reptiles: – Insects: beetles
    • Temperate Forest, cont.• Location – Eastern United States – Southeast Canada – Europe – Japan – China – Australia
    • Tundra• Abiotic – Strong winds – Low precipitation – Short summers – Cold, dark winters – Poorly developed soils – Permafrost
    • Tundra, cont.• Plants – Mosses – Lichens – Low-lying grasses
    • Tundra, cont.• Animals – Migratory waterfowl – Shore birds – Musk ox – Arctic foxes – Caribou – Small rodents
    • Tundra, cont.• Location – North America – Asia – Europe