1. BIOMES• Biome – physical environment that has characteristic plants & animals.• Example: Lizards + Cactus = Desert.
2. 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.
3. Tropical Savanna• Abiotic – Warm temperatures – Seasonal rainfall – Compact soil – Frequent fires due to lightening
4. Tropical Savanna, cont.• Plants – Tall, perennial grasses – Drought tolerant and fire resistant trees & shrubs