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  The world's biomes
Biomes are defined as "the world's major communities, classified according to the predominant vegetation and characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment" (Campbell 1996).
The freshwater and marine biomes are probably the most important of all the biomes.
The original biomes pages were created in fall 1996 by the Biomes Group, Biology 1B class, section 115, at UC Berkeley.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /glossary/gloss5/biome   (674 words)

  Biome - MSN Encarta
A biome is composed of many ecosystems—smaller communities of plants and animals and their habitats (the physical parts of their environment that affect them).
Although not necessarily associated with marine environments, the term biome is sometimes used by ecologists to describe marine life zones such as the littoral zone, found in shallow water; the pelagic zone in the open ocean; and the benthic zone on the ocean floor.
The chaparral biome is dominated by dense thickets of mostly small-leafed evergreen shrubs.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761582447/Biome.html   (831 words)

 Biome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In ecology, a biome is a major regional group of distinctive plant, and animal communities best adapted to the region's physical natural environment, latitude, altitude and terrain factors.
A biome is composed of communities at stable steady state and all associated transitional, disturbed, or degraded, vegetation, fauna and soils, but can often be identified by the climax vegetation type.
For example, a Temperate grassland or shrubland biome is known commonly as steppe in central Asia, savanna or veld in southern Africa, prairie in North America, pampa in South America and outback in Australia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biome   (391 words)

 Biome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A biome is not a geographic place so much as it is a major regional group of distinctive plant s and animal s, discernible at a global scale.
Biomes, also called ecoregions or biotic areas, are major parts of the Earth's biosphere comprised of communities of living things and the soils, bodies of water, and the air they live in.
Tour of Biomes A biome is a distinct ecological community of plants and animals living together in a particular climate.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Biome.html   (1231 words)

 Major Biomes of the World — FactMonster.com
The coniferous forest biome is south of the Arctic tundra.
This biome is in the mild temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere.
The animals of this biome have adapted to the cold, the lack of oxygen, and the rugged landscape.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0769052.html   (1545 words)

Some geological events that have made the formation of this biome are the movment of glaciers from the north.
In the tundra biome there are many animals.
Some plant life that dominates this biome are dwarf birches, willows, lichens, mosses and grasses.
lsb.syr.edu /projects/cyberzoo/tundra.html   (203 words)

BIOME 6000 aims to assemble the existing palaeovegetation data for 6000 yr BP (and, secondarily, the last glacial maximum) on all of the continents, and to use this data to construct a "palaeobiome map" using standard methods.
A BIOME 6000 network including experts on all of the continents was inaugurated at a workshop in May 1994 (see a forthcoming GAIM report for further details), and several initiatives are underway to assemble the data from other regions.
By running comparable experiments with different coupled models, using the 6000 yr BP lake and biome data as a benchmark, we expect to assess the generality of such results with respect to their dependence on different models and coupling strategies.
gaim.sr.unh.edu /Structure/Key_Issues/Biome6000   (1339 words)

 Biomes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The reason for the disagreement is that there is a zone between biomes where one blends into the other, and some ecologists think these zones are also separate biomes.
Biomes are different according to the continent on which they occur.
The animals that live in each biome are also different according to which country it is, but they will have similarities because of the habitat, food and climate.
www.kidcyber.com.au /topics/biomes.htm   (237 words)

 World Biomes: Savanna Biome
It is a transitional biome between those dominated by forests and those dominated by grasses.
The Savanna biome is associated with climates having seasonal precipitation accompanied with a seasonal drought.
Many animals of the savanna biome like the rhinoceros are endangered and threatened with extinction due to hunting and habitat loss.
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ritter/geog101/textbook/biogeography/biomes_savanna_page_1.html   (511 words)

 Introduction to Biomes
Biomes are the major regional groupings of plants and animals discernible at a global scale.
The biome concept embraces the idea of community, of interaction among vegetation, animal populations, and soil.
A biome (also called a biotic area) may be defined as a major region of distinctive plant and animal groups well adapted to the physical environment of its distribution area.
www.runet.edu /~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG235/biomes/intro.html   (354 words)

Some animals in this biome are the water boatman, ramshorn snail, bream, pike, roach, belted kingfisher, mountain chickadee, bass, sunfish, aquatic insects, trout, mussel, flfly larva, brook trout, caddisfly, mayfly, and rainbow trout.
In the freshwater biome there are shallow water zones along the shore, an open water zone where light is insufficient for photosynthesis, a deep water zone which is less dense, and a bottom zone which is made of soft mud and silt.
The plants that dominate the freshwater biome are algae, water moss, and plant plankton.
lsb.syr.edu /projects/cyberzoo/freshwater.html   (441 words)

 School Biome Activity
Once the biomes are placed on the floor map, have the students draw animals on cards and place the animals in the proper biomes.
Keep a tally or bar graph of the animals in the different biomes and the animals that may travel from biome to biome.
The desert biome would probably be on the lower regions of the mountain because as air rises it cools, condenses and forms more moisture than the lower regions of the mountain.
www.math.montana.edu /~nmp/materials/ess/mountain_environments/novice/schoolbiome.html   (1679 words)

A biome is a large natural area where certain types of plants grow.
The plants and animals in a biome depend on one another for survival.
Freshwater biomes are filled with water that is not salty.
www.animalsoftheworld.ecsd.net /biomes.htm   (1344 words)

 Blue Planet Biomes - World Biomes
A biome is a large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups, which are adapted to that particular environment.
Each biome consists of many ecosystems whose communities have adapted to the small differences in climate and the environment inside the biome.
The types of animals found in the biome and their physical and behavioral adaptations to their environment.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /world_biomes.htm   (263 words)

The biomes were subdivided into 6 land cover classes: forests, woodlands, shrublands, grassland areas/steppes, deserts and others including arable land, water bodies, ice, swamps etc. The vegetation sub-module in LUC is based on an extended implementation of the BIOME 3 model.
A biome is a fundamental vegetation unit of which larger ecological systems are made up and which are characterized by a uniform environment (Walter, 1985).
The selected set of biomes represents a classification which is useful for modeling the current and future distribution of natural vegetation at a continental scale.
www.iiasa.ac.at /Research/LUC/lucgis/docs/biome.htm   (1203 words)

 Biomes and Soils   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Biomes are classified by their Köppen symbol, which tells geographers and climatologists what they are at a glance.
The system is defined by a capital and miniscule lettering system, the capital letter being the major group to which the biome belongs.
Below are each of the biomes and their symbols, as well as some ecological areas that are not Köppen-classified biomes but belong in a study about them.
www.tesarta.com /www/resources/library/biomes.html   (1624 words)

 Tundra Biome
Tundra biome is located in the artic circle, which is a circle that surrounds the north pole, but this is not the only place we can find freezing cold temperatures and a few animals.
WEATHER: The tundra is the coldest and the driest of all the biomes on Earth.
Because animals of the tundra are generally migratory, this biome is in a constantly changing population.
www.nceas.ucsb.edu /nceas-web/kids/biomes/tundra.htm   (987 words)

This biome occupies the eastern half of the United States and a large portion of Europe.
The other major biomes are controlled not so much by temperature but by the amount and seasonal distribution of rainfall.
The annual rainfall in the chaparral biome may reach 20–30 in., but in contrast to the grasslands, almost all of this falls in winter.
users.rcn.com /jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/B/Biomes.html   (1565 words)

 'Further Education and BIOME', Ariadne Issue 38
BIOME is a free service from the Resource Discovery Network that offers free access to an easy-to-use and searchable catalogue of high-quality Internet resources covering the health and life sciences.
BIOME is for students, researchers, lecturers, teachers, and practitioners who need relevant and reliable health and life science information from the Internet.
BIOME has ongoing plans to enhance its services for Further Education and over the next year we will be developing a range of services specifically for FE.
www.ariadne.ac.uk /issue38/biome   (682 words)

 Northern Coniferous Forest Biome
The biome is also referred to as the boreal forest or taiga.
Much of the northern coniferous forest biome is covered with lakes, which eventually fill with mineral and organic matter to form bogs.
In the northernmost part of the biome, fl spruce (also with serotinous cones) replaces jack pine as the fire-related invader species.
www.fw.vt.edu /dendro/Forsite/ncfbiome.htm   (788 words)

 Biome - Wikipédia
Les biomes terrestres sont décrits par la science de l'écologie.
Par exemple, le biome « prairies tempérées » est localement connu sous les noms de steppe, pampa ou veld en fonction du continent.
Le biome est aussi défini par son climat, en particulier températures et précipitations.
fr.wikipedia.org /wiki/Biome   (489 words)

Biome: A large geographical region whose climate produces a characteristic climax association of plants and animals.
In California the desert biome consists of several different plant communities, such as the creosote bush scrub, shadscale scrub, sagebrush scrub, Joshua tree woodland and pinyon-juniper woodland.
For example, the tundra biome could also be referred to as tundra ecosystem; the chaparral plant community could also be referred to as the chaparral ecosystem.
waynesword.palomar.edu /biomes.htm   (1161 words)

 Ecology and Biome Unit   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The study of ecology, biomes, and environmental disruption is required for all high school biology classes.
During this unit, the teacher is often in the role of facilitator and the student is often in th e role of independent learner and responsible team member.
Self/paced group work on written description of biome, a map of North America with their biome highlighted, National Parks and Monuments found in their biome, types of environmental damage and solutions occurring in their biome, and optional items for their display.
www.accessexcellence.org /AE/AEC/AEF/1996/tomlinson_ecology.html   (1032 words)

Biome Basics, a site developed by education students at the University of Richmond, has links for seven biomes (the freshwater biome is not represented) with information on plants, animals, climate, and interesting facts for each biome.
biome and explain that a biome is a region of the world that has a certain set of characteristics, such as climate and living things.
The information for each biome is to be written in a two-inch by two-inch box (either drawn on the area outside the map or cut from white paper and pasted on the area outside the map).
www.kedt.org /ed/LessonPlanswithVideo/lpsbiome.htm   (2454 words)

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