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    Ap Bio Ecology Take Home Yesy

    ecological growth. 2) In a terrestrial biomes, there are two main factors that determine the distribution of biomes. One factor is a disturbance, which is an event such as a storm, fire, or human activity that changes a community by removing organisms from it and/or altering the resources available. For example, fires kill woody plants and keep a savanna from becoming the woodland that climate alone would otherwise support. Another factor in terrestrial biomes is the climate. For example, where the

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    Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturi, meaning treeless plain. It is noted for its frost-molded landscapes, extremely low temperatures, little precipitation, poor nutrients, and short growing seasons. Dead organic material functions as nutrient pool. The two major nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus. Nitrogen is created by biological fixation, and phosphorus is created by precipitation. Characteristics of tundra include: 1. Extremely cold climate

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    toxic. 4. Terrestrial Biomes are what characterize ecosystems of land such as tundra’s, forests, grasslands, or desserts. They are identified for their growth of dominant vegetation, climate, and/or where they are located on earth. A Freshwater Biome is the aquatic biome consisting of water containing fewer salts than the waters in the marine biome. They are divided into two zones: running waters (rivers, streams) and standing waters (lakes, or ponds etc.) A Marine Biome is distinguished by the

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    Ecology & the Environment

    There is a variety of environmental issues that impact ecosystems and the organisms that live within them. Biomes are large, distinctive complex of plant communities created and maintained by climate, also known as ecoregions. A study published in 1999 concluded that there are 150 different "ecoregions" in North America alone (Biologypages.com August 2011). The temperate deciduous forest biome occupies most of the eastern part of the United States, including Ohio and a small strip of southern Ontario

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    Local and Surrounding Ecologies and Environments of Virginia

    the Commonwealth of Virginia, we must first determine the region’s biome. A biome is the classification of a terrestrial community, primarily determined by climatic factors, such as precipitation patterns and temperature ranges (Enger, Ross, & Tillery, 2009). A biome also provides an indication of the type of plant life and animals that may be present within a particular region. The relationship is interdependent between a biome and the ecological communities contained within it. An ecological

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    Biomes

    Desert SCI/230 11/11/2012 Yasmin Henry Desert biomes can be defined as sandy regions that have very little rainfall as less than 50 cm a year with extreme temperatures and very scare vegetation. The fact that deserts are so dry the temperatures can change drastically, during the day temperatures can be as hot as 32 degrees Celsius, but at night temperatures can drop as low as -4 degrees Celsius because when the sun goes down there is no moisture in the air to trap the heat so it escapes

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    Micro&Macro Environment

    affected by micro and macro-environmental conditions but only micro-environmental variables, and altitudinal gradients have been studied. We review previous reports of altitudinal effects and evaluate the influence by interacting macro- (climate, soils, biome, and others) and micro-environmental (vegetation, moss and leaf litter) factors on tardigrade assemblages at the Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range (Iberian Central System Mountains, Spain). Terrestrial tardigrade assemblages were sampled using standard

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    Ecology

    tropics? (60 points) 2. Use what you know about atmospheric circulation and seasonal changes in the sun’s orientation to earth to explain the highly seasonal rainfall in the tropical dry forest and tropical savanna biomes. (Hint: Why does the rainy season in these biomes come during the warmer months?) (40 points) 10 February 2013 1. Describe global patterns of atmospheric heating and circulation. What mechanisms produce high precipitation in the tropics? What mechanisms produce

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    Rainforest Biome

    http://www.rainforest-path.com/tropical-rainforest-locations.html http://www.ecuador-travel.net/biodiversity.mammals.sloth.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforest http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_plant_page.htm http://ths.sps.lane.edu/biomes/rain3/rain3.html http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/kids/species-profiles/tree-frog

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    Biomes or Aquatic Zones

    Extinction is a natural selection process. Should humans strive to preserve a representative sample of all biomes or aquatic zones? Why should humans be concerned with the extinction rate? at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with at least two references to support of your position. Cite your sources. “Many anthropologists postulate that as Paleolithic people migrated to new lands with advanced hunting technologies, they hunted existing large animals to extinction, creating the first

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    Lemurs in Madagascar

    answer the following questions in 25 to 100 words each. 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. Use the textbook for biome examples. Madagascar’s biomes are tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, and savanna. One feature of the tropical rain forest biome is its temperature, which is usually warm year around with precipitation daily. This biome has three layers. The first layer is where you can find the tops of trees. The second layer

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    Eco System

    rainforest is earth’s most complex biome in terms of both structure and species diversity. It begins with optimal growing conditions: abundant precipitation and year round warmth. The tropical rainforest ecosystem is also-called a tropical wet forest or a tropical moist broad-leaf forest. The rain forest is made up of different vegetation. The ecosystem has a significant amount of rain. It rains at least anywhere from 70-80 inches per year. Rainforests are very delicate biomes. With respect to agriculture

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    Lemurs in Madagascar

    video. Using the information found in this video, and in Ch. 5 and 6 of Visualizing Environmental Science, answer the following questions in 25 to 100 words each. 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. Use the textbook for biome examples. The biome of Madagascar is a tropical rainforest. The first layer is the top of trees. The second layer is where you find lots of leaves that block most of the sunlight. The last layer is the ground of the

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    Lemurs

    Lemurs in Madagascar: 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. ~ The major features of these biomes is that they are wet, warm, and have high levels of biodiversity. The rainforest has four different layers. (Forest floor, understory layer, canopy layer and emergent layer) 2. What changes happening in Madagascar are posing challenges for lemurs? Give details about the sources, time scale, and types of changes. ~ The biggest change in Madagascar

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    Savana

    or dry season there really isn't a lot of water. Trees store water during the wet season so they have water during the dry season. * Plants * Grasses -Bermuda grass is one of the most common grasses in the tropical savanna biome. With its deep root system, bermuda grass has adapted to the savanna by dying off above ground during periods of drought, while maintaining growth beneath the soil. -Elephant grass grows in clumps and, despite its razor sharp leaves, provides shelter

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    Lemurs in Madagascar

    Lemurs in Madagascar Melissa Cotham SCI/275 September 8, 2013 Stacey Laub Lemurs in Madagascar 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. Use the textbook for biome examples. Madagascar’s biggest biome is a tropical rainforest. A tropical rainforest biome primarily consists of warm weather, wet plants, and fungi ridden soils. There are three important layers of a tropical rainforest. The emergent layer, 50 m up; where vegetation grows

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    Web Based Lessons

    their work. Every problem has a solution and it would just take a little more effort but these problems could be resolved easily. Good ideas for involving a web based strategy is having the students use Google Docs and create a presentation on the 6 biomes. Children today are growing up in a society where ten and eleven years old children have cell phones. These cell phones can scan, email, fax, video chat, and do a whole lot of other things. The majority of the students that

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    Lemurs

    answer the following questions in 25 to 100 words each. 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. Use the textbook for biome examples. Madagascar’s biome is a tropical rainforest. One feature of the tropical rainforest biome is its temperature, which is usually warm year around with precipitation daily. The tropical rainforest biome has three layers. The first layer is where you can find the tops of trees. The second layer,

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    Dental

    Tallgrass Aspen Parkland biome, a unique environment that cannot be found anywhere else. More than just a water impoundment Angus-Oslo #4, found approximately 20 miles Northeast of Crookston, Minnesota, is home to many different animals and plants. Not only does this impoundment serve its purpose by collecting excess floodwater, but it also provides an area that is open to the public for the viewing of its inhabitants. Angus-Oslo #4 is part of the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland biome, a unique environment

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    Marine Biomes

    Marine Biomes Shonda Morton October 20, 2013 SCI/230 Paula Roberts A marine biome is a large aquatic zone that takes up almost 75% of Earth’s surface, has a salt concentration around 3%, and is distinguished from other biomes by its physical environment. According to Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology, (2010), the habitats of a marine biome varies depending on the level of the sea that it exists (pp.382). The layers or “zones” that make up the marine biome consist

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    Biomes

    Biomes Tropical rainforest: * What: Hot and wet areas with broadleaved evergreen forest * Where: Within 5°N and S of the equator * Climate, limiting factors: High rainfall(2000-5000 mm yr-1), high temperatures( 26-28°) and high insolation, P>E rain washes nutrients out of the soil, so nutrients may limit plant growth * Structure: amazingly high levels of biodiversity: plants compete for light thus growing tall to absorb it, so there is a multi-storey profile to the forests

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    Lemurs in Madagascar

    following questions in 25 to 100 words each. 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. Use the textbook for biome examples. Madagascar’s biome is a tropical rainforest. One feature of the tropical rainforest biome is its temperature, which is pretty much warm all year with some rain or precipitation daily helping keeping everything green. The Madagascar biome has three layers. The first layer would be the tops of the trees that cover

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    Food Web Design

    Food Web Design Geree Morris April 24,2010 Bio 101 Instructor Natalie Garay   Introduction: The rainforest biome is exceptional because of the quantity of life it holds. Partially all the worlds’ plants and animals inhabit there. Tree trunks are proven to hold at least forty-three species of ants in the rainforest. Each day, scientists are discovering additional foliage and animals in the temperate rainforest. Numerous people deem that the rainforests multiplicity

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    South Africa & Global Warming

    Water scarcity and food insecurity are very directly linked. Moreover, GRID – Arendal predicts an encroaching desert biome and reduction in the size of the grassland biome and Nama Karoo biome if carbon dioxide levels are not reduced. The Nama Karoo biome is the largest biome in South Africa, covering up to one-third of its land area, and has fertile agricultural lands. When the biomes shrink, reduction in water availability will not be the only thing hindering food security; less arable land will be

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    Lemurs in Madagascar

    Lemurs in Madagascar SCI/ 275 March 16, 2014 Lemurs in Madagascar 1.) What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the latest features of at least one of these biomes. Using the world’s terrestrial map in Wiley Plus, Madagascar’s biomes includes; tropical rain forest, tropical dry forest, and desert. Madagascar is largely made up of the tropical rain forest biome. Its features include warm weather throughout the year with rainfall occurring almost daily. In the rainforest, human population

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    Ecology

    highly seasonal rainfall in the tropical dry forest and tropical savanna biomes. (Hint: Why does the rainy season in these biomes come during the warmer months?) The most common reason behind high seasonal rainfall in the tropical dry forest and tropical savanna biomes during the warmer months is mainly because it’s getting direct sunlight

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    Biome

    The Arctic and subarctic regions Compared with other biomes, the tundra biome is relatively young, having its origin in the Pleistocene (1,600,000 to 10,000 years ago). Individual plant and animal species of the tundra, however, probably first appeared in the Late Miocene (11.2 to 5.3 million years ago) or Early Pliocene (5.3 to 3.4 million years ago). Coniferous forests were present on Ellesmere Island and in northern Greenland, the northernmost land areas, in the mid-Pliocene (2.5 million years

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    Teach Back Biodiversity

    explain the relationship between species diversity and community stability discuss the role of disturbance in a community discuss how disturbance affects a community identify the major terrestrial biomes identify the environmental conditions that control the distribution of the major terrestrial biomes identify the activities that threaten global forests discuss activities that can be taken to preserve global forests discuss the impact of road construction on the Earth's forests discuss how vertical

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    Factors Affecting Biodiversity

    large continuous biomes can support a wider range of species and extensive boundaries can encourage migration. Also, a larger area is more susceptible to a variety in climate, which can support a variation in species. A good example of this factor taking place is the Amazon Rainforest. This vast area of 5,500,000 sq.km located in the Amazon Basin of South America has the largest collection of animal and plant species in the world, as wet tropical forests are the most species-rich biome. It is home to

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    Ecosystem

    Grasslands occur naturally on all continents except Antarctica. Grasslands are found in most ecoregions of the Earth. For example there are five terrestrial ecoregion classifications (subdivisions) of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrub lands biome which is one of eight terrestrial eco zones of the Earth's surface. Grasslands often occur in areas with annual precipitation between 600 mm (24 in) and 1,500 mm (59 in) and average mean annual temperatures ranges from −5 and 20 °C (Woodward et al

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    Water Pollution

    the earth. 5. Macromolecules in section 2. 6. What is nitrogen fixation? 7. How does nitrogen fixation occur? 8. Importance of limiting factors….examples Chapter 6: Biomes and Aquatic ecosystems 1. What is a biome? 2. How are they classified? 3. Choose a biome and know characteristic about that biome. 4. Know how to create a climatogram – know how to plot the temperature and precipitation 5. What is Net Primary Production? What is Gross primary production? How do these

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    Geography

    ridges, deep sea trenches and island |The characteristics of the climatic climax: temperate | |arcs. |deciduous woodland biome. | |Hot spots associated with plumes of magma and |The effects of human activity on succession – | |their relationship to plate

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    Boreal Forest! A Boreal Forest, or taiga, is a forest mainly composed of cone-bearing, needle-leaved, or scale-leaved evergreen trees. There are two main Boreal Forest biomes however these are very large. In Canada the Boreal Forest biome nearly takes up the whole country. This is also similar in Russia. The Boreal Forest biome has a lot of vegetation.! ! ! Boreal Forest Canada Plants:! The plants in the Boreal Forest, as said before, are mainly conical shaped plants that have needles

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    There Has Been Debate over the Present Day Characteristics of Biomes of Tropical Regions. for Some, They Are Seen as a Natural Response to the Climate of the Area, Whereas for Others They Are Regarded as a Product of

    There has been debate over the present day characteristics of biomes of tropical regions. For some, they are seen as a natural response to the climate of the area, whereas for others they are regarded as a product of human interference. Discuss the statement in the context of the tropical biome you have studied. [40] A tropical rainforest is an ecosystem type that occurs roughly within the latitudes 28 degrees north or south of the equator (in the equatorial zone between the Tropic of Cancer and

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    Three Gorges Dam

    Province. 7. What is the difference between an ecosystem and a biome? Why might someone find it more useful to use the concept of ecosystem or ecosystem provinces as shown here? Describe a situation in which it might be more useful to use the concept of biomes. a. An ecosystem is the interaction of living and nonliving things in an environment. A biome is a specific geographic area notable for the species living there. A biome can be made up of many ecosystems. Ecosystems might be the preferred

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    Seminar Paper

    reactor micro biomes(open cultures) are removal of microbial products from food web,complex waste changes resulting in metabolic flexibility,avoiding the sterilization of waste as they are open cultures,Oxygen removal and no need to buy enzymes in microbial hydrolysis.The only disadvantage of these open cultures is the limited end product spectrum.The wasted biomass and undistilled ethanol can be used to achieve specialty oils.The process of chain elongation with reactor micro biomes was explained

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    Big Bang Theory

    Freshwater biomes are very important to life on Earth. They are home to many different species and provide a lot of resources. In this lesson, we will go over what a freshwater biome is, where they are located, and the different plants and animals that inhabit them. What Are Freshwater Biomes? Freshwater biomes are large communities of plants and animals centered around water with less than 1% salt concentration. They are very important to survival on Earth. Types of freshwater biomes include ponds

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    Enviornmental

    Water makes up the biggest part of the biosphere, marine biomes are larger than the other water and land biomes put together, it mostly covers nearly 75% of the surface. regions house a lot of species, plants and animals, both large and small. This is where life began billions and millions of years ago when amino acids first started to come together. Without water, most life forms wouldn’t be able to sustain themselves and the Earth would be bad like, desert-like place. Although water temperatures

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    Eden

    save the water by the underground system when they flowering the plant some of the water that does not absorb by the plant may fall into the underground system so that they can reuse the water, they also collect the rain falls on the Biomes to irrigate the Rainforest Biome by top up the waterfall and maintain the high humidity inside the Eden. The product sell in Eden were all make by the plant which planting inside the Eden it show that they know what they want and use what they have.

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    ‘Maintaining Biodiversity at Its Present Level Is Impossible If People Are to Achieve a Reasonable Standard of Living in the Near Future.’ Discuss This Statement with Reference to a Tropical Biome That You Have Studied.

    present level is impossible if people are to achieve a reasonable standard of living in the near future.’ Discuss this statement with reference to a tropical biome that you have studied. (40 marks) Biodiversity is the variety of species in an ecosystem, and there is a large biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest, which is the tropical biome which I have studied. The Amazon covers 40% of the South American land mass, passing through countries such as Peru, Brazil, Ecuador and Chile. It is one of

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    Mediterranean Scrub Biome Paper

    MEDITERRANEAN SCRUB Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome, as defined by the World Wildlife Federation, is known for dry summers and rainy winters. Summers are typically hot in low-lying inland locations but can be cool near colder seas and oceans. Winters are typically mild to cool in low-lying locations but can be cold in inland and higher locations. The Mediterranean forests, woodlands, and scrub biome occurs in the world's five Mediterranean climate zones, on the west coast of

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    Sci 275 Wk 3

    Using the information found in this video, and in Ch. 5 and 6 of Visualizing Environmental Science, answer the following questions in 25 to 100 words each. 1. What are Madagascar’s biomes? Discuss the major features of at least one of these biomes. Use the textbook for biome examples. Madagascar’s biomes are grassland and the temperate (or tropical) rain forest. As described in our reading, the temperate rain forest has rain fall that exceeds 50 inches per year, has coastal fog, and has

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    Environmental Biology

    and “biomes” to the Galapagos finches and island biogeography. * The biological provinces would be considered each individual island whereas the biome would be all the islands as a whole. By definition, biomes are defined “large terrestrial ecosystems, which exhibit climatic similarity.” 8. Would diverse biomes in the Galapagos Islands support high or low biodiversity? Why? * Diverse biomes in the Galapagos Islands would support high biodiversity because all of the biomes provide

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    Sci207

    to understand how the food chain works so that we know what are the important living organisms that make up the food chain and how the ecology is balanced" (Leguen, 2016, para.1). I am asked if I believe that we should strive to preserve biomes. The term biome means that large areas of the planet that have similarities are getting put in the same groups. Scientists are reporting that things like temperature and lack of resources is playing a factor in the loss of their homes. (Bensil, Turk 2014)

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    Biomes

    A biome is a group of ecosystems that share similar climates and organisms. In Miller and Levine Biology, 10 biomes are discussed. They are the Tropical Rain Forest, Tropical Dry Forest, Tropical Grassland, the Desert, Temperate Grassland, Temperate Woodland, Temperate Forest, Northwestern Coniferous Forest, Boreal Forest, and the Tundra. They all have a vast amount of differences between all of the biomes, and they will be discussed. Although not discussed in the book, the taiga is the biggest

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    Alevel Geography Revision Notes

    ridges, deep sea trenches and island |The characteristics of the climatic climax: temperate | |arcs. |deciduous woodland biome. | |Hot spots associated with plumes of magma and |The effects of human activity on succession – | |their relationship to plate

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    Module 2 Assignment 1-Biomes, Development, Pollution, and You

    Assignment 1: Discussion—Biomes, Development, Pollution, and You Each part of the United States has at least one ecological crisis based on location, biome, and industrialization pattern. For example, the Midwest was once a prairie with very fertile soil. However, when people realized that with the right watering and drainage system this area could become productive farmland, there arose ecological problems. The conversion of the prairie to farmland is the root cause of many ecological problems

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    Ecosystems: Tropical Rainforests

    Environmental Science Laura Stepp March 25, 2012 Abstract This article focuses on the rainforest’s and its structure, both biotic and abiotic and the the cycles that gives us the ability to live on this Earth. There are a several different types of biomes that cover the vast surface of our planet, but one in particular is very important. The Tropical Rainforest can be described as a forest of tall trees that is located in areas that receive year-round warmth. 50 to 250 inches of rain fall on these

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    Rsabg Field Trip Paper

    (Map #1). California itself has five major biomes, some of which can be found at RSABG. Four of them are in the California floristic province and the fifth is in both the Great Basin and the Sonoran floristic province. Each of which contains many different types of communities in them. The California floristic province has the coniferous forest biome, the oak woodland biome, the grassland and marshland biome, and the chaparral and coastal sage scrub biome. The Great Basin and Sonoran floristic province

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    Tundra Biome

    Tundra Biome The arctic tundra is the worlds youngest biome. it contains the last set of continental glaciers from about 10,000 years ago. As the glacier went away it scraped away the soil from underneath, leaving bare rock. Before plants were able to grow the arctic tundra had to develop soil. Soil forms very slowly on the tundra because the cold weather slows the rate at which chemical reactions occur. Only a thi layer of soil has formed in the thousands of years since the glaciers retreated

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