3a.3 World Biomes Notes

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Selected World Biomes
(Tropical Rain Forest, Deciduous Forest, taiga. Savannah, Dessert, Tundra)
TROPICAL RAIN FOREST - - Found near _________ . No ________.
Earth's most _______________ land biome.
Abiotic factors
1. High _____________ and
3. _______cm of topsoil
______________
4. About _______ in/yr of
2. Both ______ and _________
rainfall
Plant Adaptations
Animal Adaptations
TEMPERATE DECIDUOUS FOREST- - Much of the __________
____________________ lives in this biome.
Abiotic Factors
1. An abundance of __________
3. Soils: Deep, ____ in nutrients
(leaf bearing) trees
4. Precipitation: ________ in/yr
2. ___________ seasons
in all forms (______,______,
___________, ___________)
Plant Adaptations
Animal Adaptations
Biology
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TIAGA - - Found only in _____________________________
Abiotic Factors
1. Winters are ___________
3. Soil ________ in nutrients
and very ___________
2. Averages ________ in/yr
precipitation—mostly snow
4. Growing season is very ___.
Plant Adaptations
Animal Adaptations
SAVANNAS (Tropical _________________)
Contain the ________________ number of __________ animals on Earth.
Abiotic Factors
1. _______ and ______ season
2. _____________ in/yr precipitation
3. ______________ plays a large role in this ecosystem
Plant Adaptations
Biology
Animal Adaptations
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DESSERT - - The driest places on earth
Abiotic Factors
1. <10 in/yr of rain
3. Minerals not deep in soil.
2. Little to no topsoil due to high
4. Too dry for decay
winds.
Plant Adaptations
Animal Adaptations
Tundra - - North of the Arctic Circle
Abiotic Factors
1. <25 in/year of precipitation
3. Permafrost layer
2. Temp rarely higher than 100 C
4. Short growing season
Plant Adaptations
Biology
Animal Adaptations
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