2.4. 1: Biomes

October 23rd, 2010

What is a biome?

A collection of ecosystems sharing similar climatic conditions, eg tundra, tropical rainforest, desert

How many biomes are there?

Opinion differs slightly on the number of biomes, but it is possible to group biomes into six major types with sub divisions in each type.

  • Freshwater
  • Marine
  • Desert
  • Forest
  • Grassland
  • Tundra
  • Biome map

    The map shown above can be found here biome lecture

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