1: Table of Contents 1. Wetlands 2. Estuaries 3. Tropical Rain Forest 4. Desert 5. Savanna/ Grasslands 6. Coniferous Forest 7. Temperature Deciduous Forest
2: Wetlands can be found anywhere and everywhere. Some are naturally made, and some are man made, like farm ponds or canals. Wetlands are important for many reasons, like the protection of coastal areas or the retaining of floodwaters.
3: In general, there are five main types of wetlands. These are marine, estuarine, riverine, palustrine and lacustrine. The different types of wetland depends on how much water there is and how often it is there. | Wetlands are celebrated on February 2nd each year! | Some organisms that live here are; The Barred Owl, Mosquitos, Roseate Spoon Bill, Moose, Alligator, River Otter, Green Tree Frog, and so much more.
4: Estuaries | Where rivers meet the sea... | Migratory birds, crabs, several types of fish, otters, and seahorses are all types of organisms that the estuary can support. | Estuaries can be classified into 4 geomorphic settings; rising sea level, movement of sand and sandbars, glacial processes, and tectonic processes.
5: People are upsetting the natural balances of estuaries, and threatening their health, by over fishing, contriubting to pollution, sewage, and clearing land. | The nursery of the ocean...
6: Tropical Rain Forest! | About 1/4 of all medicines come from the rain forest.
7: Rain Forest not-to-fun fact= Rainforest's once covered 14% of the earth's land surface. Now they cover only 6%. Experts estimate that the last remaining rainforest's could be destroyed in less than 40 years. | Tropical Rainforest's belong to the tropical wet climate group, the average temperature range from 63-98 degrees. almost all are located near the equator. | Insects are the largest group of animals that live in tropical forests, along with snakes, frogs, monkeys, toucans, pandas and many more.
8: Desert rainfall is less than 250 mm or 10 inches per year. Deserts have a maximum temperature of 40-45 degrees Celcius. | Humans hurt the deserts by off-roading, and taking the resources that are already scarce due to the extended length of time that plants need to grow. | There are bats, camels, snakes, armadillos, ring tailed cats, and many more. There are also cati, desert lily's, poison ivy and juniper
9: Most deserts lie along the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn | Deserts are areas where the rainfall is too low to sustain any vegetation at all, or only very scanty scrub. | Fun fact: Road runners are fast enough to catch and eat rattle snakes | Deserts
10: Temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands are biomes that consists of grasses and/or shrubs. The climate is temperate and semi-arid to semi-humid. Temperate grasslands have a warm to hot season, and ususally have a cold to freezing winter. The plants that grow in these regions are grass, of course, trees and shrubs. Animals consist of large, grazing animals and birds. Tall grasslands, including the tallgrass prairie of North America and the Humid Pampas of Argentina, have moderate rainfall and good soil for agriculture, and tall grassland regions include some of the most productive grain-growing regions in the world.
11: Savannas | Savannas are areas with both grass and trees, but the trees do not form a canopy as they would in a forest. | * * * | * * * * | Warm temperature all year round | Long dry season (winter), and a very wet season (summer) | Between December and February, no rain will fall at all. | Lions, zebras and elephants! Oh my! | many types of animals with hooves | Many large herbivorous mammals eat grasses | Many large carnivorous mammals eat large herbivorous
12: Coniferous Forests | most of the animals are herbavivores; red fox, moose, snowshoe hare, great horned owl, crossbill. Some plants arefir, pine, spruce, and hemlock. | The Tagia (largest one) exists in a ring in Alaska, Canada, northern Europe, and northern Asia, in a ring in the Northern Hemisphere. | Soil not very fertile | logging, forest fires, and acid rain are bad factors from humans
13: Average Annual Rainfall- 14-29.5 in. Average Temperatures in the Summer- 57.2F Average Temperatures in the Winter- 14F | The largest Biome
14: climate will range from cold with precipitation in the form of snow, to hot, with precipitation in the form of rain
15: Temperature Deciduous Forests | development and agriculture are a threat to this biome. | light availably is the main limiting factor | oak, red bud, sassafras, and wild flowers are plants that are located here, and animals are; American toad, eastern chipmunk, Grey squirrel and many more.,
16: Citations | http://www.scsoft.de/et/et2.nsf/KAP2View/E388D1B7A3C1A4E5052568850052CA79?OpenDocument http://www.estuaries.gov/estuaries101/About/Default.aspx?ID=215 http://inchinapinch.com/hab_pgs/fr_water/wetlands/animals.htm http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/estuarylife.html http://water.epa.gov/learn/kids/estuaries/chlnges.cfm http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm
17: http://www.ace.mmu.ac.uk/eae/climate/older/Desert_Climate.html http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113340/text/impact/impact.desert.html http://www.desertusa.com/animal.html http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna.htm http://rrms-biomes.tripod.com/id3.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forest http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/tempded.htm