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1. Define the word "biome".

2. What information do you need to know to understand a particular biome?

3. For each of the following biomes, describe the climate, identify an area of the world where the biome is found, list the types of animals and plants that are found in each, and any adaptations required by the organisms that live in the biome.

Alpine:
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Chaparral:
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Deciduous Forest:
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Desert:
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Grassland:
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Savanna:
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Taiga:
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Tropical Rainforest:
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Tundra:
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World Biomes

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1. Define the word "biome".

A biome represents a major community that is found across the world and is characterized according to the predominant vegetation is characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment.

2. What information do you need to know to understand a particular biome?

To understand a particular biome, (you) need to understand the dominant vegetation and how it has adapted to its particular environment.

3. For each of the following biomes, describe the climate, identify an area of the world where the biome is found, list the types of animals and plants that are found in each, and any adaptations required by the organisms that live in the biome.

Alpine:

Description:

Alpine biomes are characterized by their cold, snowy, and windy environment. It also has high mountains as it is in mountainous regions across the globe

Location:

They are usually at an altitude of about 10,000 feet or more and this biome lies just below the snow line of a mountain.

Life forms:

Different life forms include plants typically consisting of small perennial groundcover plants which grow and reproduce slowly.

Adaptations:

Plants have also adapted to the dry conditions of the Alpine biome by protecting themselves from the cold and wind by hugging the ground.

Chaparral:

Description:

The chaparral biome is found in a little bit of most of the continents and it is characterized by very mild winters and hot and dry summers

Location:

The west coast of the United States, the west coast of South America, ...

Solution Summary

This response describes the world's biomes. Life forms and adaptations are provided.

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