Ppt on tropical deciduous forest

Land Biomes Review. Tropical Rain Forest Hot and wet year-round Thin, nutrient-poor soils Broad-leafed evergreen trees, ferns, vines, orchids and bromeliads.

Rain is seasonal rather than year- round Trees drop leaves to conserve water during dry season (deciduous) Tall, deciduous trees, drought- tolerant orchids, bromeliads and aloes Tigers, monkeys, elephants, pelicans, snakes and monitor lizards. Tropical Dry Forest Tropical Savanna Receives more rainfall than deserts, but less than tropical dry forests Covered in grasses with isolated trees and small shrubs Has compact soils, fairly frequent fires and the/


TundraTaigaTemperate GrasslandsDesert Temperate/Deciduous ForestTropical Grasslands (Savanna) Semi-arid Desert Alpine Chaparrel GrasslandsRainforest Write.

space Slash & Burn Farming Rainforest Gold Mine Which terrestrial biome has the greatest biodiversity? a.Tropical Rainforest b.Temperate deciduous forest c.Taiga (Boreal Forest) d.Tundra Heavy rainfall and uneven, hilly terrain in the tropical rainforest biome causes nutrients on the forest floor to be washed away quickly. How have tropical rainforest plants adapted to this environmental issue? a.They have deep roots that can reach/


Forest Biomes Of all the biomes in the world, forest biomes are the most widespread and the most diverse. There are three main forest biomes of the world:

is ideal for a wide variety of plants and animals. Nutrients in Tropical Rain Forests Most nutrients are within the plants, not the soil. Decomposers on the rain-forest floor break down dead organisms and return the nutrients to the soil, but/costal Olympic Mountains, a large amount of rainfall is produced which keeps the temperature cool and moist. Temperate Deciduous Forests Temperate deciduous forests are forests characterized by:  trees that shed their leaves in the fall  located between 30º and 50º /


Tropical Dry Forest                                                              K. Wettstein.

fleshy leaves or stems, or simply have thick waxy skins, such as cacti. Types of plants: deciduous shrubs, cacti, deciduous trees, and legumes. Decomposers such as mold and fungi work during the brief wet season to break down waste into nutrients. Animals in the tropical dry forest have adapted to survive in the arid, dry seasons. Many animals are nocturnal, gathering their food in/


Section #2: Forest Biomes

leaves to collect the little sunlight that filters through) maximum growth is 3.5 m tall Threats to Tropical Rain Forests habitat destruction 100s of acres are cleared for logging operations, agriculture, or oil exploration every minute species are/ temps Pacific Northwest nearby Pacific Ocean waters keep the temperature regulated so it never freezes even at the high latitude Temperate Deciduous Forests Located in North America, Australia, Europe & Asia between 30° & 50° north latitude range of temps can be/


Temperate deciduous forest [Meteorologist]

and more than 18 inches of rain in the summer. with average velocity of ~0.2 cm s-1. Temperate deciduous forests are located in the mid-latitude areas which shows that they are found between the polar region and the tropics. The deciduous forest regions are exposed to warm and cold weather masses, which cause this area to have four seasons. The temperature varies/


2.4.1 Define the term biome. 2.4.2 Explain the distribution, structure, and relative productivity of tropical rainforests, deserts, tundra and any other.

2 North Moist air rises — rain Cell 3 North Cold, dry air falls Polar cap Arctic tundra 60° 30° 0° 30° 60° Polar cap Evergreen coniferous forest Temperate deciduous forest and grassland Desert Tropical deciduous forest Equator Tropical rain forest Tropical deciduous forest Desert Temperate deciduous forest and grassland Model of global air circulation and biomes. The direction of air flow and the ascent and descent of air masses in convection cells determine/


A biome tour. Where do we live? Temperate deciduous forest.

Sapsucker Yellow-bellied Sapsucker Rat Snake Rat Snake Spring Peeper Temperate Forest Tundra Deciduous Forest Savanna Taiga Chaparral Rainforest Grassland Desert Alpine Desert-Scrub Tropical rainforest Hot, with little variation High rainfall but can have dry season Characteristics of the tropical rainforest Many species of plants Long growing season—so lots of plant biomass Tropical rainforest About 12 hours of daylight year-round Little variation in/


Application of GIS and Remote sensing technique to assess

Collection of photographic evidence for various vegetation classes Results Broadly the vegetation types of Eastern ghats are Tropical evergreen forests Tropical dry deciduous forests Southern Mixed dry deciduous forests Scrub forests Tropical dry evergreen forests Results Land use/Land cover Area in sq.kms Percentage Dry Evergreen Forest Dry Deciduous Forest Mixed Dry Deciduous Forest Thorn Forest Scrub Water Bodies Sandy Bed Open/Barren/Rocky Exposure/Cloud Plantation Waste Land Settlement Salt Pan Shadow/


Exam tips Pen (spare) Pencil Sharpener / rubber Spellings Environment

Deciduous Forests 40-60 degrees North and south Biome Case studies Tropical Rainforest Rich Desert Poor Desert Deciduous Woodland Name Borneo, Malaysia Sonoran Desert, USA That Desert, India Epping Forest, Essex, UK Climates and Soils Biome Tropical Rainforest Desert Deciduous Forest/to describe them include numbers! Highest Lowest Seasons Stratified Vegetation growing in layers Tropical Rainforest Deciduous Woodland Vegetation Adaptations Adaptation feature Explanation of how it helps the vegetation to cope/


The Biomes of the World I can classify differences between Deciduous Forests, Coniferous Forests, and Tropical Rainforests. I can determine the animals,

The Biomes of the World I can classify differences between Deciduous Forests, Coniferous Forests, and Tropical Rainforests. I can determine the animals, plants, climate, and vegetation states that are involved in each/imagine you’re walking into your back yard. What biome do you think you’re in? Deciduous Forest The deciduous forest has temperate climates with four distinct seasons. Spring Summer Fall Winter The deciduous forest is the only biome where the leaves change and fall off their branches. If you’re/


World Biomes. Tropical Rainforest Location: Found near equator…little variation in temperatures. No.

wide roots since soil is so thin and poor in nutrients  Little sun reaches the floor Tropical Rainforest Plant adaptations Bangul Bamboo  Many symbiotic relationships  Live in different levels of canopy Wagler’s pit viper/dormant in winter White Birch Birchhttp://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_plant_ page.htm Lady Fern Geulder Rose Temperate Deciduous forest Plant adaptations Deciduous forests grow in layers More sunlight reaches the ground compared to a rainforest so you will find more /


Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World. Overview of Chapter 6 o Earth’s Major Biomes Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous.

Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World Overview of Chapter 6 o Earth’s Major Biomes Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous Forests, Grasslands, Chaparral, Deserts, Savanna, & Tropical Rainforests Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous Forests, Grasslands, Chaparral, Deserts, Savanna, & Tropical Rainforests Vertical Zonation Vertical Zonation o Aquatic Ecosystems Freshwater ecosystems Freshwater ecosystems Estuaries Estuaries o Marine Ecosystems o /


Tropical Rainforest Location: Found near equator…little variation in temperatures. No distinct seasonal.

Loris http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_animal_page.htm Tropical Rainforest Animal Adaptations Many animals are specialists and require special habitat components to survive Camouflage is common Temperate Deciduous Forests Location:  found in temperate zone (/ White Birch Birchhttp://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/deciduous_plant_ page.htm Lady Fern Geulder Rose Temperate Deciduous forest Plant adaptations Deciduous forests grow in layers More sunlight reaches the ground compared to a rainforest so you will/


Deciduous Forest Dylan Mathew and Lauren Marion. Deciduous Forest Map.

for wood resources. Photosynthesis. There’s a lot of animals, so good animal habitat. Threats to Deciduous Forest The deciduous forest has very rich and good soil for agriculture. Farmers are starting crops there because the climate is warmer than a boreal forest but not as warm as the tropics. To stop this from happening farmers should find a different place to crop; such as fields/


Ecological Levels of Organization. Foldable (outside): Temperate Deciduous Forest Taiga/Coniferous Forest Tropical Rain Forest Grassland (Savanna) Desert.

◦ Contain related ecosystems Terrestrial or Land Biomes Tundra Taiga / Coniferous (Boreal) Forest Temperate Deciduous Forest Grasslands (Savanna, Steppe, Prairie) Deserts Tropical Rain Forest Temperate Rain Forest Forest Biomes Often found in areas that have mild temperatures and plenty of rain. 3 types (depends on climate): ◦ Temperate deciduous forests ◦ Coniferous forests (Taiga) ◦ Tropical rain forests Temperate Deciduous Forests Deciduous – “to fall off” – trees that shed their leaves to save water/


Ecological Levels of Organization. Foldable (outside): Temperate Deciduous Forest Taiga/Coniferous Forest Tropical Rain Forest Grassland (Savanna) Desert.

◦ Contain related ecosystems Terrestrial or Land Biomes Tundra Taiga / Coniferous (Boreal) Forest Temperate Deciduous Forest Grasslands (Savanna, Steppe, Prairie) Deserts Tropical Rain Forest Temperate Rain Forest Forest Biomes Often found in areas that have mild temperatures and plenty of rain. 3 types (depends on climate): ◦ Temperate deciduous forests ◦ Coniferous forests (Taiga) ◦ Tropical rain forests Temperate Deciduous Forests Deciduous – “to fall off” – trees that shed their leaves to save water/


Plant-Environment Relationship HO Pui-sing. Contents Development of Plants Equatorial / Tropical Rain Forest Tropical Desert Vegetation Local Plant-Environment.

characterized by adaptations of organisms to that particular environment. ” Ecocline is a gradient along which communities and environments change. Ecotone is a transition zone between two ecosystems. The main biomes Tropical rain forest Savanna or tropical grassland Desert Temperate forest (evergreen / deciduous) Temperate grassland Coniferous forest Tundra Ecocline Temperature change and water availability are the most important factors affecting ecocline pattern. Ecocline (Equator to North Pole)


Biomes Standard 5e & 6a. 5e: Students know rain forests and deserts on Earth are distributed in bands at specific latitudes. 5e: Students know rain forests.

Some of the land biomes Some of the land biomes TundraTundra Taiga (TIGH-guh)Taiga (TIGH-guh) Temperate deciduous forestTemperate deciduous forest GrasslandGrassland Tropical rain forestTropical rain forest DesertDesert Tropical rain forest Tropical dry forest Tropical savanna Temperate woodland and shrubland Desert Temperate grassland Boreal forest (Taiga) Northwestern coniferous forest Temperate forest Mountains and ice caps Tundra Aquatic biomes There are 3 main types of aquatic biomes. There are 3 main/


Biome Booklet CREATE THE FOLDABLE.

Biome Booklet CREATE THE FOLDABLE Table of Contents Tundra Taiga Grasslands/Savannas Deserts Tropical Rain Forest Temperate Deciduous Forest Other Info Tundra Far North around the Artic Ocean Earth’s coldest biome Under/ reach the sunlight (vines) Tropical Rain Forest Other Important Info Tundra can be called the “cold desert” Taiga can be called the Boreal Forest. Taiga is made up of coniferous trees…meaning cone-bearing Temperate Deciduous Forest are sometimes called broadleaf forests. This is the biome in/


World Biomes What is a biome?. Tropical Rainforest Location: Found near equator…little variation in.

Tropical Rainforest http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_animal_page.htm HHumans strip the rainforests for uses including logging and cattle ranching. IIn addition to the plants and animals that are displaced by this destruction, entire civilizations of people are also without a home. YYou can help by promoting sustainable use of the rainforests’ products Temperate Deciduous Forests/ Lady Fern Geulder Rose Temperate Deciduous forest Plant adaptations Deciduous forests grow in layers More sunlight /


Forest Biomes By: Jackson DellAbate, Kara Kalinski, Kristen Moy, Maggie Sweeney, Deidre DAmico.

- Precipitation falls evenly throughout year - Found mainly in: Europe North America Asia http://www.google.com/imgres?q=deciduous+forest Deciduous Forest Plants Oak Tree - Very adaptable to different regions and conditions - All species grow an acorn or nut with scaly/ on branch similtanuously Biodiversity: Plants Banyan Trees http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/mlodzs/BanyanTree - Native to tropical Asia - Produce arieal roots that grow from branches when reach ground, becomes new trunk Rafflesia Arnoldi http:///


Earth’s Major Biomes Groups of terrestrial ecosystems that share biotic and abiotic conditions 10 primary biomes: – tropical rain forest – dry forest savanna.

germinate. Many animals burrow or are nocturnal to avoid heat. Did You Know? Some chaparral plants contain oily compounds that facilitate the spread of fire. Tropical Dry Forest Warm year-round, but rainfall highly seasonal Most trees are deciduous—they lose their leaves and cease photosynthesis part of the year. Plants and animals exhibit adaptations (e.g. waxy leaf coating, deep roots, estivation/


Temperate Forest, Tropical Forest, Freshwater, and Marine Biomes By Colleen Funck.

Foxes Mountain Lions Click Tarzan to move on! Review Question True or False: The temperate forest has deciduous trees. – True True – False False Nice Try! The temperate forest has deciduous trees. Click on Tarzan to try again! Great Job! The temperate forest has deciduous trees. Click Tarzan to move on! The Tropical Forest Located near the equator. Has the most rainfall. Decomposition is quick because it is so/


NEW GENERATION FOR CHANGES

the area which means Climate Land (fertility or infertility) cultural aspect over the geographical area Global distribution of forest: cont’ The following are the types of forest and their distribution (Rergman E, F) Tropical rain forest Subtropical evergreen forest Mediterranean forest and scrubs Temperate forest Midlatitude deciduous forest Global distribution of forest: cont’ Tropical rain forest: found around the equatorial zone Characterized by: Variety of plant species Tree type are Broad – leaved/


Forest Regions Chap.2 Kenneth Williams Fisheries Extension Specialist Langston University Aquaculture Extension Program Elements of Forestry.

Indonesia Extreme diversity of all life forms. May be as many as 4000 tree species. Most productive terrestrial ecosystem. Important for timber, medicines, chemicals, rubber, cocoa and many other products. Tropical rain forest Drought deciduous forest Found next to tropical forest where there is heavy rainfall in the summer and extreme drought in the winter. India Burma and Thailand contain good examples of this/


Biomes Rainforest Temperate Deciduous Forest Taiga Savanna Temperate Grassland Chaparral DesertTundra.

layer of a tropical rain forest receives the most sunlight. 3.The climate of a biome is determined mostly by average _______________ and precipitation. Temperate Forests Temperate deciduous forests - characterized by trees that shed their leaves in the fall, and located between 30º and 50º north latitude. Temperate deciduous forests They receive 75 to 125 cm of precipitation annually Temperate deciduous forests (cont.) Plants in the deciduous forests grow in layers/


Biomes. Major Biomes Tropical rain forest Tropical rain forest Tropical dry forest Tropical dry forest Savanna Savanna Grassland Grassland Desert Desert.

Biomes Major Biomes Tropical rain forest Tropical rain forest Tropical dry forest Tropical dry forest Savanna Savanna Grassland Grassland Desert Desert Temperate woodland and shrubland aka Chaparral Temperate woodland and shrubland aka Chaparral Temperate forest aka Deciduous Temperate forest aka Deciduous Tundra Tundra Northwest coniferous forest (temperate rain forest) Northwest coniferous forest (temperate rain forest) Taiga (boreal) Taiga (boreal) Tropical Rain Forest Hot and wet year round Hot and wet /


Chapter 7 Climate and Biodiversity. Blowing in the Wind: A Story of Connections  Wind connects most life on earth. Keeps tropics from being unbearably.

– one benefits, other is unaffected Fig. 5-10, p. 107 Polar Rain forest Tropical seasonal forest Scrubland Savanna Desert Tropical Grassland Chaparral Deciduous Forest Coniferous forest Desert Temperate Subpolar Tundra Wet Cold Dry Hot Fig. 5-11, p. 108 Mountain ice and snow Elevation Tundra (herbs, lichens, mosses) Coniferous Forest Deciduous Forest Tropical Forest Tropical Forest Deciduous Forest Coniferous Forest Tundra (herbs, lichens, mosses) Polar ice and snow Latitude DESERT BIOMES  Deserts/


World Biomes. Tropical Rainforest Location: Found near equator… Abiotic Factors: little variation in.

Threats to the Tropical Rainforest http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rnfrst_animal_page.htm HHumans strip the rainforests for uses including logging and cattle ranching. IIn addition to the plants and animals that are displaced by this destruction, entire civilizations of people are also without a home. YYou can help by promoting sustainable use of the rainforests’ products Temperate Deciduous Forests Location:  found/


Deciduous Forest Ecosystems Name:Grade:. Temperate Deciduous Forest The deciduous forest has four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

in the eastern half of North America, in the middle of Europe, and there are also some deciduous forests in Asia. Deciduous forests are located in the temperate zone above the tropical forests and below the coniferous forests. Deciduous forests are located in the temperate zone above the tropical forests and below the coniferous forests. Fall Colors In the Fall, the number of hours of daylight decreases. This causes some plants and/


Deciduous Forests By: Ericka Fuller and Heather Lund.

air masses from both the cold polar region and the warm tropical region contribute to the changes of climate in this biome. Deciduous Forest Regions Four Seasons There are four seasons in this biome, /biome, such as elk and bison, have been hunted to near extinction. Animals in Danger Deciduous Forest Animals Deciduous Forest Animals Deciduous Forest Animal Deciduous Forest Animal of India Deciduous Forest Animal of India Animal Adaptations Migration and hibernation are two adaptations used by the animals in/


+ Biomes Desert, Tundra, Chaparral, Tiaga, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Grassland, Tropical Rain Forest.

. desert + Which biome does this picture depict? a. chaparral b. tropical rain forest c. grassland d. desert a. chaparral + Which biome does this picture depict? a. tropical rain forest b. grassland c. desert d. tiaga d. tiaga + Which biome does this picture depict? a. temperate deciduous forest b. tropical rain forest c. grassland d. desert a. temperate deciduous forest + Which biome does this picture depict? a. tundra b. grassland c/


Forests Tropical & Temperate. What is a Forest? Large, continuous stands of trees Grows in moist areas with at least one warm season Two types of forests.

latitudes) weather changes between distinct warm/hot summer season and cool/cold winter season Temperate Forests of the World EQUATOR TROPIC OF CANCER TROPIC OF CAPRICORN ARCTIC CIRCLE Temperate Forests are in Types of Temperate Forests Temperate deciduous forests mainly broadleaf, deciduous trees found in eastern US, the UK, central Europe, eastern Asia Boreal forests (taiga) mainly needle-leaved, coniferous (cone-bearing) trees small trees due to short growing/


Diversity, Rainforests, and extinctions

a loss of approximately 1% of original forest habitat each year. Deciduous Woodland Other forest ecosystems have suffered as much or more destruction as tropical rainforests. Farming and logging have severely disturbed at least 94% of temperate broadleaf forests; many old growth forest stands have lost more than 98% of their previous area because of human activities. Tropical deciduous dry forests are easier to clear and burn and are/


Climate and Biodiversity, Part 2

on Earth have been destroyed or disturbed by humans. There are only four areas with tropical rainforests left on Earth. The Amazon rainforest in South America is the largest. Temperate Deciduous Forest The temperate deciduous forest is cooler than the tropical rainforest. These forests have warm summers and cold winters. Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the winter. This helps the tree save water during the cold winter/


Forest Biomes Chapter 9. Types of Forests 9.1 Coniferous Forests Objectives  Describe the characteristics of the coniferous forest.  Explain adaptations.

in winter 12. Growing needs for wood has led to tree harvesting 13. Temperate deciduous forests exist where it is too wet for hardwoods to grow. 14. Temperate deciduous forests are more diverse than Taiga. 9.2 Deciduous forests Objectives  Identify the characteristics of the deciduous forest  Describe the organisms that inhabit the deciduous forest A tree that sheds its leaves during a particular season of the year. What is/


Ecological Levels of Organization - BIOMES. Earth’s Biomes Tropical & Temperate Rain Forest Desert Grassland / Savanna / Steppe / Prairie (Temperate)

: Illustration of biome. Distinguishing characteristics: (distinguishes it from other biomes) -Temperature -Precipitation -Examples -Adaptations -Examples -Adaptations Terrestrial or Land Biomes Tundra Taiga / Coniferous (Boreal) Forest Temperate Deciduous Forest Grasslands (Savanna, Steppe, Prairie) Deserts Tropical Rain Forest Temperate Rain Forest Tundra Cold, dry region; cold desert Climate: ◦ Precipitation – 30 – 50 cm of rain/yr. ◦ Avg. temperature – summer 12˚C; winter -26˚C  Slow decomposition/


Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World. Overview of Chapter 6 o Earth’s Major Biomes Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous.

Chapter 6 Major Ecosystems of the World Overview of Chapter 6 o Earth’s Major Biomes Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous Forests, Grasslands, Chaparral, Deserts, Savanna, & Tropical Rainforests Tundra, Boreal Forests, Temperate Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous Forests, Grasslands, Chaparral, Deserts, Savanna, & Tropical Rainforests Vertical Zonation Vertical Zonation o Aquatic Ecosystems Freshwater ecosystems Freshwater ecosystems Estuaries Estuaries o Marine Ecosystems o /


Temperate Deciduous Forest. Temperate Deciduous Forest Location and Climate The mid-latitude deciduous forest biome is located between the polar regions.

Temperate Deciduous Forest Temperate Deciduous Forest Location and Climate The mid-latitude deciduous forest biome is located between the polar regions and the tropics. Because of its location, air masses from both the cold polar region and the warm tropical region contribute to the changes of climate in this biome. Mid-latitude deciduous forests have both a warm and a cold season. The temperature ranges from -30°C in the cold/


2.4 Biomes. Assessment Statements 2.4.1 Define the term biome 2.4.2 Explain the distribution, structure, and relative productivity of tropical rainforests,

2 North Moist air rises — rain Cell 3 North Cold, dry air falls Polar cap Arctic tundra 60° 30° 0° 30° 60° Polar cap Evergreen coniferous forest Temperate deciduous forest and grassland Desert Tropical deciduous forest Equator Tropical rain forest Tropical deciduous forest Desert Temperate deciduous forest and grassland Model of global air circulation and biomes. The direction of air flow and the ascent and descent of air masses in convection cells determine/


By: Toneka Clark. Plants have to survive a long dry season each year deciduous trees shed their leaves to cope Sunlight can then reach the ground, so.

effect on the vegetation.  Across the globe people have converted a great deal of tropical dry forest for farming and ranching.  Most trees are deciduous which means they loose their leaves an stop photosynthesis during part of the year.  Thick/ What is a deciduous tree? 2. What is the dominant wildlife in a tropical dry forest? 3. What herbivores live in a tropical dry forest? 4. What birds live in a tropical dry forest? 5. What reptiles live in a tropical dry forest? 6. When do deciduous trees form a/


FOREST BIOMES 7 TH GRADE SCIENCE Mrs. Weber. There are three different forest biomes, today we will discuss all three  Coniferous ForestsDeciduous.

, today we will discuss all three  Coniferous ForestsDeciduous ForestsTropical Rain Forests Do you know what they are? Look at the map on page 724. Where do coniferous forests grow? Closer to the poles or to the equator? Are there any tropical rain forests in North America? If so where? What types of forests are found in Africa? CONIFEROUS FORESTS  The northernmost forest biome.  Made up of trees called conifers/


Biodiversity and Change

character of vegetation remains the same as in evergreen rainforests). semievergreen forest: longer dry season (the upper tree story consists of deciduous trees, while the lower story is still evergreen). moist/dry deciduous forest (monsoon): the length of the dry season increases further as rainfall decreases (all trees are deciduous). More than one half of tropical forests have already been destroyed. Extremely rapid rates of nutrient transfer/


Fire in the Tropics October 21, 2010. Fire in the tropics: natural or human tool? Natural disturbance in some tropical and subtropical ecosystems, but…

we have studied this semester? How do historical fire regimes in the tropics compare with those of temperate regions? Lowland tropical rain forest – Temperate rainforest, eastern deciduous Tropical montane coniferous and T. broadleaved forests – Subalpine Tropical dry shrublands/woodlands – Chaparral Tropical pine forest, Tropical dry deciduous forests – SW ponderosa, SE pine-oak scrub (& degraded states) Tropical savannas / grasslands – Prairie, savanna complex (& degraded states) Three types of fires in/


Tropical Rainforests  Tropical Deciduous Forests  Torn Forest & Desert Vegetation  Mangrove Forest  Mountain Vegetation.

Tropical Rainforests  Tropical Deciduous Forests  Torn Forest & Desert Vegetation  Mangrove Forest  Mountain Vegetation  They are found in warm & wet regions with an annual rainfall of more than 250 cm.  The trees are very tall & form a canopy at the top allowing /


6-2 Forest Biomes. Tropical Rain Forests Characteristics: – High humidity – 200-400 cm rainfall/year (400 inches) – Warm, constant temperature year-round.

plants) large flat leaves Leaf adaptations Tropical Rain Forest Threats: – Used to occupy 20% of Earth’s surface – Today occupies 7% of Earth’s surface – 100 acres/minute/day lost to logging, agriculture, oil exploration – Results in habitat destruction & loss of biodiversity (also exotic plant & animal export) Temperate Forests Two kinds: – Temperate Rain Forests – Temperate Deciduous Forests Temperate Rain Forests Found along the northwest coast of the/


6-2 Forest Biomes Page 146. A. Tropical Rain Forests 1. Humid and warm and get about 200 to 450 cm of rain a year.

and ocean breezes keep temperatures cool. B. Temperate Rain Forests 4. Trees have long growing seasons and plenty of water. C. Temperate Deciduous Forests 1. Trees in this forest drop their leaves every fall. C. Temperate Deciduous Forests 2. Located between 30 and 50 degrees north latitudes. C. Temperate Deciduous Forests 3. Temperatures change with the seasons. C. Temperate Deciduous Forests 4. Plants must adapt to the changing seasons. D/


Terrestrial Biomes - Forests Chapter 6. Forests – Coniferous Taiga.

–Color –Shed their needles slowly –Decrease competition through chemical defense Temperate Forests Deciduous Temperate Forests - Facts Also called deciduous forests –drop leaves completely every winter Found in eastern N. America, western Europe and eastern Asia /t grow in shadow, so they must be dispersed. Done by: –Brightly colored fruit –Hard shells –Wings ForestsTropical Rainforest Tropical Rainforests - Facts Found along or near the equator –Amazon River (S. America), Indonesia, Africa and Central/


Terrestrial Biomes - Forests, Deserts and Grasslands.

Adaptations - Seeds Seeds can’t grow in shadow, so they must be dispersed. Done by: Brightly colored fruit Hard shells Wings Deciduous Forest - Animals High biodiversity Includes: Birds Small and large herbivores Small and large carnivores High degree of resource partitioning Tropical Rainforests - Facts Found along or near the equator Amazon River (S. America), Indonesia, Africa and Central America Currently covers about 2/


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