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name that biome

temperate deciduous forest

seasonal weather, trees that loose their leaves, found in NY state

temperate grassland

seasonal weather, large grazing animals, main vegetation is grass

tropical rainforest

warm year round, high precipitation, most diverse ecosystem

tropical grassland

warm year round, large grazing animals, main vegetation is grass; also known as savanna


lowest precipitation, highly specialized organisms, varying temperatures


dominant vegetation is conifers, cool temperatures, moderate rainfall; also known as boreal forest


characterized by permafrost, cool temperatures, small vegetation


low rainfall, small shrub-like plants, high chance of fires

boreal forest



tropical grassland

2 main factors that determine a biome

temperature and precipitation


an ecosystem with similar climate and vegetation patterns

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