2 Temperate Forest Geography: Northern Hemisphere Southern Hemisphere Climate and Temperature:Cool, rainy areasAvg. temperature is 752-5 feet of precipitationHumidBiotic Factors:Trees lose leaves in FallLarge variety of trees, shrubs, and flowersLarge variety of animals: Bears, deer, rabbits, eagles, wolves, frogs, snakes, lizards, and mice
4 Desert Geography: One fifths of earth’s land Climate and Temperature: Less than 10 in of rain a year- very dryExtreme heat during day and cold during nightBiotic Factors:Plants with small leaves- cacti and grassesMany nocturnal animalsCoyotes, snakes, spiders etc.
6 Tropical Rainforest Geography: Found in mountains, valleys and flat landsUsually near equatorClimate and Temperature:Year around warmthAvg. of in of rainHigh heat and humidityBiotic Factors:Most animal and plant diversityMonkeys, panthers, birds, frogs, iguanas, many insectsPlants with large leaves
8 Taiga Geography: Northern Hemisphere Largest biome on Earth Climate and Temperature:Cold harsh climateLow precipitationBiotic Factors:Deer, moose, wolves , rabbits, bearsPlants are mostly pine trees- always green and never lose leaves
10 Tundra Geography: Always found near the North Pole Climate and Temperature:Cold, treeless areaLittle precipitationColdest biomeBiotic Factors:Arctic foxes, polar bears, wolves, owlsFew plants due to frozen ground
12 Temperate Grassland Geography: Flat or slightly hilly areas Climate and Temperature:Windy, mostly dry areaLow precipitation in.Biotic Factors:Many insects and large mammals such as wild cats, elephants, antelopeMost all plants are tall deep rooted grasses
14 Freshwater Geography: Ponds, lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands Scattered all over the globeClimate and TemperatureDepends on locationRanges from 35F to 75FBiotic FactorsReptiles, birds, fish,Plankton, algae, various grasses
16 Salt Water Geography Covers about 71% of the Earth’s suface Ocean floor covered in valleys, trenches, plateaus, ridges and some volcanoesClimate and TemperatureWarmer by equatorCooler far from the equatorBiotic FactorsShellfish, fish, whales, dolphinsSeaweeds, coral