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BC: Work Cited http://tropicalrainforestwalkutch.blogspot.com/ http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kiang_West_savanna.jpg http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/world_biomes.htm http://www.wallpapergang.com/Lion/angry-lion_16311.html http://grasslandsbiome3.weebly.com/human-impact.html http://www.britannica.com/blogs/2011/10/shadow-moose-wyomings-herds-decline/ http://worldwildlife.org/threats/deforestation http://a-z-animals.com/animals/coyote/ http://lightspeed02.friscoisd.org/access/web?id=51ba59df-3c22-11e3-a03c-00e0ed19f406 http://www.californiachaparral.com/threatstochaparral.html http://www.saguaro-juniper.com/i_and_i/mammals/javelina/javelina.html http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws/article/news/48241 http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio303/human%20interactions.htm http://lightspeed02.friscoisd.org/access/web?id=b2fbd099-3c23-11e3-a03c-00e0ed19f406 http://www.treknature.com/gallery/Europe/Iceland/photo13119.htm http://www.lynchburghumanesociety.org/index.php?pid=68 http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Safeguarding-Australia/TropicalPestAnts.aspx http://worldwildlife.org/species/polar-bear

FC: BIOMES | Anthony Nguyen

1: Table of Contents pg# Title 2-3 Tundra 4-5 Taiga 6-7 Grasslands 8-9 Deciduous Forest 10-11 Chaparral 12-13 Desert 14-15 Savanna 16-17 Rainforest 18-19 Alpine 20 Work Cited

2: Animals Caribou Arctic Fox Plants Arctic Moss Caribou Moss Invasive Species Sturnus Opuntia Stricta(shrub) Abiotic Factors 15-25cm annual precipitation temperature can range from -34 to 12 degrees Celsius approximately 10,000ft or more altitude | Tundra

3: Human Interaction Hunting has endangered species in the biome greatly affecting the food chain. Humans have used the animals for fur and meat. Resource use such as burning fossil fuels and cutting down trees has impacted global warming making glaciers melt and destroying the habitats of animals. However, people have tried to protect the environment by enacting laws limiting hunting and resource use.

6: Taiga | Animals Lynx Moose Plants Black Spruce Jack Pine Invasive Species Felis Rufus Bobcat Polytrichum Moss Abiotic Factors 370-600mm annual precipitation temperature ranges from 25 to -40 degrees Celsius located betwwen 50 degrees latitude north and the Arctic Circle

7: Human Interaction Deforestation has reduced the amount of trees in the area. Humans use water to drink and trees to build shelter. Acid rain caused by burning gas is being produced. Hunting is also a problem here as well. Humans are trying to replant trees and minimize hunting so the living things will proceed to live.

10: Grasslands | Animals Bison African Elephant Plants Big Bluestem Grass June Grass Invasive Species Cane Toads Leafy Spurge Abiotic Factors 10-30in annual precipitation -20 to 30 degress Celsius average temperature altitude varies from 2 to 850m above sea level

11: Human Interaction Humans convert the grassland to cropland, which reduces food source for many wild animals. Urban development of land drives animals away from populated areas and changes the conditions of the environment. However, humans are also developing national parks. Some organizations replant areas of depleted grassland. For protection, laws are enacted against the hunting of endangered animals.

14: Deciduous Forest | Animals American Bald Eagle Coyote Plants Carpet Moss American Beech Invasive Species Siberian Moth Kudzu Abiotic Factors 14-18in of annual precipitation temperature ranges from 20 degrees Celsius down to freezing latitude is between 23 degrees North and 38 degrees south

15: Human Interaction The forest is being cut down for furniture, ships, paper, and houses. People take advantage of the very rich soil and farm on it. Air pollutants from fuels we burn are destroying forests, killing our wildlife and poisoning the soil. People are taking action to prevent the forest from being completely destroyed by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

18: Chaparral | Animals Puma Wild Goat Plants Blue Oak Olive Tree Invasive Species Feral Cats Spanish Broom Abiotic Factors 10-17in of precipitation yearly temperature range is between 30 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit can be found from latitudes 30 to 50 North and 30 to 40 South

19: Human Interaction Industrialization is a major problem in this biome. Factories and buildings are taking over the land. The habitats of animals are being destroyed causing them to die off. Eventually, endangered species will become extinct. Humans have tried to preserve the land by establishing national parks and animal preserves.

22: Animals Javelina Thorny Devil Plants Jumping Cholla Barrel Cactus Invasive Species Red Imported Fire Ant Buffelgrass Abiotic Factors .25cm of annual precipitation 18-25 degrees Celsius average temperature located between 15-28 degrees North and South of equator | Desert

23: Human Interaction Off-roading is human activities that people take part in affecting plants and animals living in the desert. People are migrating on the land and wasting the resources surrounding them. Due to the scarcity of water, plants take a long time to grow, so killing them will eventually lead to the destruction of the desert permanently. People are trying to prevent this from happening by decreasing water use as well as mining or residential use.

26: Savanna | Animals Lion Koala Bear Plants Baobab Jarrah Tree Invasive Species Singapore Ant Para Grass Abiotic Factors 10-30in annual precipitation temperature ranges in 68-86 degrees Fahrenheit altitude ranges from sea level to 2000m

27: Human Interaction People have been using fire in the savanna for warmth and other purposes such as hunting. As a result, it starts wildfires, burns trees, and kills animals. Humans are also harvesting and grazing on the land and depleting the resources. The effect of the seed collection leaves no food for the animals. In contrast, tourism has benefited the savanna by raising awareness and providing more parks and reservations.

30: Rainforest | Animals King Cobra Chimpanzee Plants Kapok Tree Jambu Invasive Species Mongoose Banyan Tree Abiotic Factors 250cm of precipitation annually 20-30 degrees Celsius annual temperature The latitude range is 15 to 25 North and South of the equator

31: Human Interaction Humans are involved with deforestation because they are responsible for cutting down trees for their own personal use. Logging companies and other organization continue to use trees to make profit. This damages the lives of many animals, for they no longer have a home. People are now cutting down on resource consumption to conserve them for the future. They, as mentioned earlier, are reducing, reusing, and recycling.

34: Alpine | Animals Yak Llama Plants Bear Grass Wild Potato Invasive Species Argali Dandelion Abiotic Factors 30cm annual precipitation -12 to 10 degrees Celsius average temperature the soil in the alpine biome is well drained

35: Human Interaction Exploration and development of natural gas reserves are impacting the environment. Big companies are digging under the forests for petroleum products and harming forms of life in the process. Humans are developing in all fields and exploring more around the globe. Interference will soon destroy other species because of degradation. Remediation is being done by protecting the habitats and restricting areas from human interaction.

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