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6.

4 Land Biomes
-movement of matter and flow of energy is common to all ecosystems
-differences in temperature and rainfall create vast array or ecosystems
Biome- a major type of ecosystem with distinctive

Temperature
Rainfall
Organisms

either terrestrial or aquatic

a)largest category used to classify ecosystems

b)each biome is a general category so conditions in a biome can vary from place to
place
Terrestrial type determined by: average temperature and amount of precipitation
Aquatic type determined by: water depth, nutrients, nearness to land

Terrestrial (land)
1)Tropical rain forest- 6% Earths land mass, 50% biomes
Forest biomes
2)Tropical dry forest-rainy season followed by dry season
3)Savanna
4)Steppe and prarie
5)Desert
25% of Earths land, 1% of Earths biomass
6)Tundra
7)Temperate woodland and shrub land- precipitation is highly seasonal- along sea
coasts
8)Coniferous forest
Forest biomes
9)Deciduous and other temperate forests