Biomes of the World

CECHS 9th grade Monday/Wednesday 1st period

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Tundra


By: Austin, Sarah, Jayvilin, Ahna

  • Temperature:

Summer 37-54 F Winter -29 F


  • Rainfall:

6-10 inches


  • Flora:

Arctic Moss, Arctic Willow, Bearberry, Caribou Moss, Diamond Leaf Willow, Labrador Tea, Pasque flower, Tufted Saxifrage


  • Fauna:

Polar Bear, Caribou, Arctic Fox, Arctic Hare, Snowy Owl, Musk Ox, Rock Ptarmigan, Arctic Wolf, Wolverines

Food Chain

Arctic wolf--Caribou-- Tufted Saxifrage

Polar Bear--Atlantic Salmon-- Krill


  • Climate:

ground permanently frozen 10in.- 3 ft. winds blow 30-60 mph

  • World places:

Alaska, Northern Canada, edges of Greenland, Northern Scandinavia, Northern Siberia, Russia


Relationships

-Animals eat plants

-Soil low in nutrients except where animals fertilize

-Fun Facts: Coldest Biome

-Covers 20% of the earth

-Youngest biome

-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

Aquatic

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Temperature

  • Freshwater

  • 65 °F to 75 °F in the summer and

  • 35 °F to 45 °F in the winter.

  • Marine

  • The temperatures vary widely but average around 39 degrees Fahrenheit

Rainfall


  • The average yearly precipitation can add up to over 100 inches.(ocean)

  • Fresh water varies.

Flora

Loctus, Water Irises, Oxygenator and Seaweed

Fauna

Sea Otter, Sea Urchin,Whale,Dolphin,Bass,Guppy



Food Chain

Marine

  • Whale-Sea otter-sea urchin
Freshwater
  • Bass-Guppy-smaller fish

Climate

Marine


    • 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.

Freshwater
  • The climate of this Biome is greatly diverse depending on the region.

World places

Marine

  • Over 70% of earth
Freshwater
  • All continents
Relationships


  • Fish eat fish and fish eat plants
Fun Facts
    • 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.




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Desert

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By: Jerry Vang, Harrison Longano, Madison Lunsford and Ashley Reichard.

Locations

Semi- Arid Deserts are located in: North America, South America, Africa and Southern Asia.

Temperature

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

Rainfall

Hot desert rainfall: less than 15 cm

Cold desert rainfall: 15-26 cm

Flora

  • Cacti
  • Shrubs
  • Herbs
  • Grass
  • Wild Flowers
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Fauna

  • Camels
  • Rabbits
  • Buzzards
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Scorpions
  • Ostrich

Food Chain

Hawk - Snakes - Rodents, Lizards

Fox - Snakes - Rodents - Insects

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Grasslands

Temperature: over 100 degrees-as low as -40


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

Forest

Rainforest, and Deciduous Forest

By: Mackenzie, Javier, Nate, Shelby

Temperature



World Locations


Deciduous: Eastern U.S, Canada, Europe


Rain forest: Brazil, west Africa


  • Deciduous Forest:
  • 50° F
  • Rainforest:
  • 77 degrees Fahrenheit 68 degrees at night


Rainfall


  • Deciduous Forest:
  • 30 to 60 inches a year
  • Rainforest:
  • 98 to 180 inches a year


http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm


Deciduous Forest:



  • Flora: Maple, oak, hickory, beech, evergreens, wildflowers, berries



  • Fauna: Bears, raccoons, squirrels, skunks, wood mice, deer



Rainforest:



  • 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



http://rainforests.mongabay.com/02keystone.htm

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_plant_page.htm


Deciduous Forest:



  • Food Chain:
Rodents-snakes-fox
Rainforest:


  • Food Chain:


Tree seeds-agouti-jaguar


FUN FACTS:


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.

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_forest.htm

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm