Low diversity, low productivity, few grazing animals,and dry conditions are characteristics of _______.
If you were exploring a _____ ecosystem, you would expect to find creosote bush,saguaro cactus, prickly pear, and Joshua trees.
Generally, the limiting factor that controls the vegetative character of a biome is _____.
temperature and precipitation
The two most important factors determining the climate of an area are _____ and _____.
______ in the troposphere forms a thermal cap important in determining the average temperature of the troposphere.
forest and desert
In the zone lying between _____ and _____ is where a natural grassland would most likely be found.
In a _____ you are likely to find plants with large underground root systems, mild,slightly wet winters,long hot dry summers and lack of understory.
Philodendrons and other office plants are likely to come from the _______ of the tropical rain forest.
mature tropical rain forest
A ________ has the greatest species diversity of all terrestrial biomes.
Mature temperate deciduous forests
______________ have more plant life at ground level than tropical rain forests
In what biome are trees with needle-like leaves that are kept year round especially abundant?