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Terrestrial Biomes

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S: Terrestrial Biomes

BC: All Photos from Flickr Creative Commons by: RobInh00d, cod_gabriel, Nicholas_T, Miguel Vieira peupleloup, Clinton Robertson, Keven Law, pfly, ezioman, Ernesto Graf, kansasphoto, Ryan Somma, Kevin Doolet, flydime, William Warby, MadhavPai, SweetEvie, Vyacheslav Argenberg, shayan, flickrfavorites, Eric Fleming, Madhav Pai, stevehdc, and Roberto Verzo. These photos licensed with either an attribution, attribution/non-derivative, or attribution/non-derivative/share-alike license. All rights are retained by the respective owners.

FC: Terrestrial Biomes | by Jim Holland

1: The following pages describe six of the major land biomes on our planet. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of biomes as even the experts cannot agree on the exact classifications of all biomes. Enjoy.

2: The tundra biome is located at the northern parts of the northern hemisphere around the north pole. The temperature is very cold and there is little rainfall.

3: Wildlife is limited but caribou and arctic foxes can be found in these regions. | TUNDRA

4: Most deserts are located in the tropic regions around the equator.

5: Due to the low rainfall, plant life is limited (such as cactus)and much of the wildlife is nocturnal (like this desert fox). | DESERT

6: Grasslands are sometimes called Savannas and are home to many large animal species. | This biome covers a large portion of Africa and parts of north Australia.

7: The biome has long, warm, dry winters and wet and warm summers. | GRASSLAND

8: Deciduous forests can be found in eastern North America, middle Europe, and eastern Asia. The area is rich in vegetation and wildlife, especially smaller mammals. | DECIDUOUS

9: This biome has four distinct seasons and trees lose their leaves in winter. | FOREST

10: Sometimes called the "Taiga," this biome can be found in Canada as well as northern Europe and Asia. The wildlife is diverse and home to mostly herbivores. | CONIFEROUS

11: This biome has cone-bearing trees, most of which are evergreen. | FOREST

12: Tropical Rainforests are found in South America, parts of Africa, and far south Asia. The climate is always warm and has huge amounts of rainfall. | TROPICAL

13: This biome is home to most of the world's animal species, most of which live in the canopy. | RAINFOREST

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  • Title: Terrestrial Biomes
  • A description of six major land biomes accompanies images of major plant and animal species.
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