The Earth's Biomes

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This is the biomes of the world.

Submitted: May 20, 2015

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The Earth’s Biomes

By Alexis Rudnicki

 

Tundra is a biome known for its barren landscape. Trees are not common. The reasons are cold temperatures and short growing seasons. However, dwarf shrubs, grasses, mosses, and lichens are common. Global Warming is hurting the beautiful environment, it is melting the permafrost. When the solid permafrost melts it releases methane gas, it is harmful to the environment.

Taiga is a biome known for its coniferous forests. Taiga is the world’s largest biome and extents from Canada to Russia. It is also called boreal forest or snowforest. These beautiful forests have been wrecked by human activity, people don’t realize that one tree chopped down means a big difference to the Taiga and animals.

Temperate forest is a biome known for its special weather patterns and geographical features. It consists of some rainforest which is known for its humidity and high rainfall rate. However, most trees found in this biome are: redwood, oak, ash, maple, birch, beech, poplar, elm, and pine.

The tropical rainforest is known for it rainfall rate and humidity. There are four layers of the rainforest; the forest floor, the understory layer, the canopy layer, and the emergent layer. This biome covers about 6% of the Earth. More than half of the animals on Earth live here.

The temperate grassland is known for the rich soil it contains. The people who live in grassland regions often use these soils for farming. The major grassland in North America is the Great Plains.

The tropical savanna is known for its rolling grassland which is  scattered with shrubs and trees. It can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert biomes. Not a lot of  rain falls on the savanna flourish the trees. Savannas are also known as tropical grasslands. They are found in a long stretch on either side of the equator on the edges of some tropical rainforests.

The temperate desert is known as a desert that has snow in the winter. It hardly ever gets warm enough for plants to grow. A few grasses, lichens, and mosses are able to grow in this cold desert. The animals in this area have to make a burrow before the winter to keep warm.

The chaparral biome is known for being in most of the seven continents. It includes the west coast of the United States, the west coast of South America, the far bottom coast of South Africa, the western tip of Australia and the coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea.

The mountains biome is known for the difference between temperate on the top and bottom of a mountain. Snow, high winds, and ice are all typical things to see here. The word, alpine, comes from a latin word that means high mountain.


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