Biome Essay

Topics: Polar bear, Biome, Arctic Pages: 2 (671 words) Published: May 15, 2013
A Biome is a large region of land and/or water characterized by a particular climate. Biomes can be affected by climate and location, the climate of a region because the temperatures and yearly rainfall can effect which organisms are living in that specific biome year round, or what just lives there temporarily. Location can affect biomes because if it was closer to the equator, then it would have a warmer climate year round, if it lived farther away from the equator, then it would have a colder climate year round. We have three different types of biomes, temperate, tropical, and polar. Between the types, we have nine different biomes, tropical rain forest (tropical), tropical savanna (tropical), tropical deserts (tropical), temperate forests (temperate), temperate grasslands (temperate), Chaparrals (temperate), temperate deserts (temperate), tundra (polar) and taiga (polar).

The Tropical Desert gets less than twenty-five centimeters of rain yearly. Since this is a desert, it has very poor soil quality and temperatures ranging from 61-120 degrees. Many animals live in this type of biome, you can find, hawks, foxes, spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes, insects, rodents, cacti, and thorn acacias. Because of this wide arrangement of organisms they have created a food chain and co-exist with each other. The rodents and insects eat the cacti and thorn acacias; Spiders, scorpions, lizards and snakes eat the rodents and insects; Hawks and Foxes eat the spiders, scorpions, lizards and snakes.

The Chaparrals get somewhere from 48-56 cm of rain yearly. It also has rocky, nutrient poor soil. In the winters it is very cold and wet. In the summers it’s hot and dry. Organisms in this biome include trees, mice, rabbits, goats, snakes, jackals, wild cats, owls, lions and kites. This biome’s food chain looks like this, the mice, rabbits and goats eat the trees; The snakes, jackals, wild cats and owls eat the mice, rabbits and goats; Lastly, the lions and kites eat the...
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