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an arid region with little or no vegetation
Taiga (Boreal Forest)
sub-arctic (area of northern hemisphere that lies just south of the arctic circle) coniferous forest that begins where the tundra ends and is dominated by spruces and firs (evergreen coniferous trees); cold, dry winters, and short, cool, wet summers; precipitation takes form of snow; soil is normally acidic and has little nitrogen
a vast, flat, treeless Arctic region of Europe, Asia, and North America in which the subsoil is permanently frozen.
A scrubland biome of dense, spiny evergreen shrubs found at midlatitudes along coasts where cold ocean currents circulate offshore; characterized by mild, rainy winters and long, hot, dry summers (southern/LA area of Cali)
biome near the equator with warm climate wet weather and lush plant growth
land dominated by trees and other woody vegetation and sometimes used for commercial logging
Tropical Rain Forest, Temperate Rain Forests, Temperate Deciduous Forest and the Taiga
temperate deciduous forest
forest in a temperate region, characterized by trees that drop their leaves annually in fall (where we live)
The cool, dense, rainy forests of the northern Pacific coast; enshrouded in fog much of the time; dominated by large conifers
term used to refer to trees that produce seed-bearing cones and have thin leaves shaped like needles
An area of grassland with scattered trees and bushes; vegetation grows under hot, dry conditions
Temperate Savannas, Grasslands, and Shrublands
predominant vegetation consists of grass and/or shrubs. The climate is temperate and ranges from semi-arid to semi-humid;
The most diverse marine biome on Earth, found in warm, shallow waters beyond the shoreline; formed of colonies of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate
A habitat in which the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of the ocean.
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.