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Biomes (part of ecology review for biology)

Know your biomes! This is a pretty easy section and there will probably be questions on it, so there's no reason not to know it like the back of your hand.
precipitation in desert
rainfall very low
precipitation in grassland
rainfall low
precipitation in shrubland
wet winters; dry summers
precipitation in temperate deciduous forest
moderate rainfall
precipitation in tropical rainforest
rainfall high to very high
precipitation in tundra
little precipitation, mostly as snow
temperature in desert
warm to very hot days and cold nights
temperature in grassland
warm or hot summers and cold winters
temperature in shrubland
cool (wet) winters and hot (dry) summers, often with fires
temperature in temperate deciduous forest
warm summers and cool winters
temperature in tropical rainforest
hot or very hot in all seasons
temperature in tundra
very low temperatures
plant life in desert
very few plants, some storing water and some growing quickly after rain
plant life in grassland
dominated by grasses and other herbs that can withstand grazing
plant life in shrubland
drought-resistant shrubs dominate, often with evergreen foliage
plant life in temperate deciduous forest
trees that shed their leaves in the winter dominate with shrubs and herbs beneath
plant life in tropical rainforest
a huge diversity of plants: tall evergreen trees, smaller trees, shrubs and herbs
plant life in tundra
very small trees, a few herbs, mosses, and lichens are present