Biomes of the World
CECHS 9th grade Monday/Wednesday 1st period
By: Austin, Sarah, Jayvilin, Ahna
Summer 37-54 F Winter -29 F
Arctic Moss, Arctic Willow, Bearberry, Caribou Moss, Diamond Leaf Willow, Labrador Tea, Pasque flower, Tufted Saxifrage
Polar Bear, Caribou, Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Snowy Owl, Musk Ox, Rock Ptarmigan, Arctic Wolf, Wolverines
Arctic wolf--Caribou-- Tufted Saxifrage
Polar Bear--Atlantic Salmon-- Krill
ground permanently frozen 10in.- 3 ft. winds blow 30-60 mph
- World places:
Alaska, Northern Canada, edges of Greenland, Northern Scandinavia, Northern Siberia, Russia
-Animals eat plants
-Soil low in nutrients except where animals fertilize
-Fun Facts: Coldest Biome
-Covers 20% of the earth
-Top layer thaws melting permafrost can't sink which cause marshes and lakes each year
-Red foxes moving to the tunda due to climate change
Patches the Polar Bear
65 °F to 75 °F in the summer and
35 °F to 45 °F in the winter.
The temperatures vary widely but average around 39 degrees Fahrenheit
The average yearly precipitation can add up to over 100 inches.(ocean)
Fresh water varies.
Loctus, Water Irises, Oxygenator and Seaweed
Sea Otter, Sea Urchin,Whale,Dolphin,Bass,Guppy
- Whale-Sea otter-sea urchin
- Bass-Guppy-smaller fish
The weather of the marine biome is very harsh, due to the ocean currents. These ocean currents create massive hurricanes and typhoons. Another role in the weather of the marine biome is the wind. The wind over the ocean creates large waves.
- The climate of this Biome is greatly diverse depending on the region.
- Over 70% of earth
- All continents
- Fish eat fish and fish eat plants
Freshwater biomes contain 3% of the earth’s water. 99% of that 3% of water is ice or it is located under the surface in aquifers.
Freshwater biomes consist of more than 700 different species of fish including trout, carp and catfish. They contain 41% of total fish species found in the world.
There is about one cup of salt for every gallon of water in the ocean.
Hot desert temperature: average: 68 F- 77 F extreme: 113 F - 120 F
Cold desert Temperature: winter: -28 F - -24.8 F Summer: 69 F - 78.8 F
Cold desert rainfall: 15-26 cm
- Wild Flowers
- Desert Tortoise
Fox - Snakes - Rodents - Insects
Rainfall: 10-35 inches per year
Flora: Grass, flowers, herbs, Tall grass, Buffalo Grass, clover, sunflowers
Fauna: Coyotes, eagles, bobcats, gray wolf, wild turkey, bison, baboon, elephants, zebras
Food Chain: Cheeta-Zebra-grass
Found all over the world in Africa, central Eurasia, Australia, South America, and North America.
2 Kinds: Savanna and Temperate
- Temperate Grasslands have hot summers and cold winters
- Savannas are warm year round
There are rainy seasons and dry seasons.
- 25% of Earth is covered by grasslands
- Soil in the grasslands is extremely fertile.
- Much of the grasslands are used for farming
- Fires are important to make sure invasive plants don't take over
Rainforest, and Deciduous Forest
By: Mackenzie, Javier, Nate, Shelby
Deciduous: Eastern U.S, Canada, Europe
Rain forest: Brazil, west Africa
- Deciduous Forest:
- 50° F
- 77 degrees Fahrenheit 68 degrees at night
- Deciduous Forest:
- 30 to 60 inches a year
- 98 to 180 inches a year
- Flora: Maple, oak, hickory, beech, evergreens, wildflowers, berries
- Fauna: Bears, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, wood mice, deer
- Flora: strangler figs, taulang, kapok tree, venus flytrap, pitcher plant
- Fauna: Agouti, opens seed pods of nut trees. Orangutan, disperses seeds. Jaguar, red eye tree frog, toucan, boa
- Food Chain:
- Food Chain:
¼ of all medicines we use comes from rainforests. More than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are thought to be potential cures for cancer. Rainforests cover less than 6% of Earth’s land surface. Rainforests produce 40% of Earth’s oxygen.
The word "Deciduous" means "falling off or out at a certain season". That explains why deciduous forest means a forest in which the leaves fall off the trees when the winter comes.
The deciduous forests are located in the temperate zone above the tropical forests and below the coniferous forests. Most of Europe, the eastern half of North America, parts of Japan and Asia were once covered with large deciduous forests. Most of the deciduous forests have now disappeared but many of the trees still grow in deciduous forest biome.