5.L.2.1 :: Biomes
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A system formed by the interaction of a community of organisms with their physical environment
A group of ecosystems that share similar climates and typical organisms
All the different populations that live together in an area
A group of organisms of the same species populating a given area
An organism's particular role in an ecosystem
Describes living factors in the environment. (animals and plants)
Describes a nonliving factor in an ecosystem. (sunlight, soil, water, rocks)
A living thing
Place where an organism lives
relating to land
relating to water
A biome found in the dry temperate interiors of continents. This biome is characterized by rich soil, moderate rainfall, a hot, dry climate, thick grasses, and herds of grazing animals.
coniferous forest (taiga)
A biome consisting of forest populated by cone-bearing evergreen trees; cold temperatures
A biome with four seasons, plants shed leaves in the fall and grow new ones in the spring.
tropical rain forest
A forest biome that grows near the equator; receive large amounts of rain and have dense growths of tall, leafy trees; weather is warm and wet year-round; few plants live on the dark forest floor
A biome that is cold year-round, supports a low number of plant species, receives little rain, and plants have shallow root zones due to permafrost and wet soil.
A hot, dry biome inhabited by organisms adapted to survive high daytime temperatures and long periods without rain
A saltwater aquatic biome that covers most of Earth's surface
A biome that does not contain any saltwater and can be rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, and wetlands
a lowland area, such as a marsh or swamp, that is saturated with moisture, especially when regarded as the natural habitat of wildlife.
A biome in which the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of the ocean.
A biome found in shallow, tropical seas that is named for the numerous coral structures that grow there; supports a wide variety of life
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