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Name the biomeBiome Name
Extremely high plant richness especially in Australia and South Africa
Cool wet mild winters, warm dry mild summers
Belts around 30 degrees North and South latitude
Replace thorn forests toward the Equator
Interiors of large continents at middle to high latitudes
Warm temperatures support photosynthesis in tree with evergreen leaves
Scarce rainfall mostly in summer, winter storms, temperature range of 9.5 C and annual rainfall of 15 cm
Similar to boreal forest but with wetter winters and cooler summers
Range: 10.7 C, rainfall: 74 cm, moderate to low plant richness, rich in mammals, moderate amount of birds, insects, reptiles
Very rich soil biota, land is used for grazing and agriculture
Great seasonal temperature changes, increased plant growth in the spring
Expanses of grass with scattered trees in Central and Eastern Africa
Cold long winters, short hot summers, perennial herbs and small shrubs
Annual rainfall 31 cm, range 41 C
Found at lower elevations on temperature zone mountains
Western coasts of continents in middle to high latitudes
Temperature range 7C, annual rainfall 42 cm, moderately rich soil biota
Name the biomeBiome Name
24C range, 31 cm of annual rainfall, rich soil biota
Forbs are common, plants are adapted to grazing and fire
Temperature range is 2.2C, plant, animal, and soil biota are all highly rich
Similar to boreal forest but with wetter winters and cooler summers
High total rainfall exceeding 250 cm annually
Constant permafrost
Annual rainfall 23 cm, range 28C, low species and soil biota richness
Moderately rich in plant species, VERY rich in animal species, poor soil biota
Rainfall highest in July, dominant mammals are moose and hare
Mild wet winters, cold dry summers
Cold, dry winters and warm, dry summers, soil biota is poor in species
23 C temperature range, 38 cm rainfall, low plant richness but high seed eating bird richness
Vegetation must be grazed or burned or else the land will turn into forest
Heavy summer rainfall, little winter rainfall, Acacia genus common
Warm and rainy all year round
Trees lose leaves during hot, dry season. Soil is highly nutrient rich. Temeprature range is 5.4C
Temperature range 7 C, annual rainfall 42 cm, moderately rich soil biota

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