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Biomes Ppt

Biomes Ppt

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BIOMES: An introductionBIOMES: An introduction
Environmental ScienceEnvironmental ScienceMs. RustMs. Rust
 
We’ve talked about ecosystems…what isWe’ve talked about ecosystems…what isa biome and how is it different?a biome and how is it different?
An ECOSYSTEM is a collection of biotic (living)An ECOSYSTEM is a collection of biotic (living)and abiotic (non-living) factors which workand abiotic (non-living) factors which worktogether. Think of a pond. Algae, fish, cattailstogether. Think of a pond. Algae, fish, cattails(biotic) work together with the sun, rocks, water(biotic) work together with the sun, rocks, water(abiotic) to survive(abiotic) to survive
 
And a biome?And a biome?
A biome is defined as an area thatA biome is defined as an area thathas distinctive climate andhas distinctive climate andorganisms…meaning climate andorganisms…meaning climate andorganisms that are different fromorganisms that are different fromother biomesother biomes
Examples: desert and rain forest…Examples: desert and rain forest…different climate, different organismsdifferent climate, different organismslive therelive there
A biome can contain manyA biome can contain manyecosystems!ecosystems!

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