Ecosystems Ch.21. (21-1) Terrestrial Biomes Biomes: large terrestrial ecosystems that contain...

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  • Ecosystems Ch.21

  • (21-1) Terrestrial BiomesBiomes: large terrestrial ecosystems that contain smaller ecosystems w/in them7 major biomes

  • 7 Major Biomes

  • TundraVery coldLittle precipitationPermafrostNutrient poor soilPlants: mosses, no big treesAnimals: caribou, snowy owls, arctic foxes

  • TaigaColdLittle precipitationNutrient poor soilPlants: evergreen trees NeedlesAnimals: moose, bears, wolvesHibernation

  • Temperate Deciduous ForestTemperate weatherAvg. precipitationModerate soil nutrientsPlants: leaf treesAnimals: deer, raccoons, squirrels

  • Temperate Grassland (Prairie)Temperate weatherAvg. precipitationNutrient rich soil (topsoil)Plants: tall dense grassesAnimals: bison (grazing)Endangered biomeFarming

  • DesertCold or hotLittle precipitationDry, sandy, nutrient poor soilPlants: cacti (conserve water)Animals: lizards, snakes

  • Savanna (Chaparral)Moderate temp.sWet season & dry seasonNutrient poor soilPlants: tall grassesAnimals: zebras, giraffes, leopards

  • Tropical Rain ForestWarm temp.sHigh precipitationNutrient poor soilPlants: leafy treesCanopy (little light to ground)Animals: parrots, monkeys, snakesMost worlds species