Encyclopedia Article

Biome - Research Article from Environmental Encyclopedia

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 1 page of information about Biome.
This section contains 96 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)

A large terrestrial ecosystem characterized by distinctive kinds of plants and animals and maintained by a distinct climate and soil conditions. To illustrate, the desert biome is characterized by low annual rainfall and high rates of evaporation, resulting in dry environmental conditions. Plants and animals that thrive in such conditions include cacti, brush, lizards, insects, and small rodents. Special adaptations, such as waxy plant leaves, allow organisms to survive under low moisture conditions. Other examples of biomes include tropical rain forest, arctic tundra, grasslands, temperate deciduous forest, coniferous forest, tropical savanna, and Mediterranean chaparral.

This section contains 96 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Copyrights
Gale
Biome from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.