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  1. Tropical Deciduous Forests
    • Example- Madagascar, Northern Mexico, New Caledonia, Eastern half of North America, Middle of Europe
    • Abiotic characteristics- a long dry season, droughts
    • Biotic characteristics- broadleaved trees, oak, chestnut, elm, walnut trees, shrubs. Squirrels, lizards, frogs, raccoons

  2. The Savanah
    • Example- east Africa, South America, Brazil
    • Abiotic characteristics- found between desert and rainforest biome. A lot of rain in the summer. Warm climate, dry and wet season. Usually near equator
    • Biotic characteristics- shrubs, grasslands, elephants, baboons, zebras, lions, crocadiles
    • Human impact
  3. Dessert
    • Example- Sahara Dessert
    • abiotic characteristics- little rainfall, very hot
    • Biotic characteristics- few plants. Lizards, snakes, owls, coyotes
    • Human impact- drilling for oil

  4. Chaparral
    • Example- “Wild West”, California
    • Abiotic characteristics- very hot and dry terrains
    • Biotic characteristics- shrubs, cacti, alligators, lizards, rabbits, coyoytes. Large leaves to hold moisture
    • Human impact- many destroyed for urbanization

  5. Grasslands
    • Example- Prairies in the Midwestern United States
    • Abiotic characteristics- terrain. Dry climate
    • Biotic characteristics- herbs, flowers grasses
    • Human impact- cut down to make room for settlers

  6. Temperate Deciduous Forests
    • Example- Eastern United States, Europe, Japan
    • abiotic characteristics- four seasons, warm summers and cold winters. Plenty of precipitation
    • Biotic characteristics- raccoons, foxes, deer's, insects, hawks.

  7. Taiga
    • Example- Canada, Russia, Eurasia
    • Abiotic characteristics- very cold winters, short summers.
    • Biotic characteristics- Pine trees, evergreens. Wolverines, weasels, minks,
  8. Tundra
    • Example- Artic Tundra, North Pole, Antartica
    • Abiotic characteristics- freezing temeratures. Frequent snow.
    • Biotic characteristics- few plants are able to survive the low temperatures. Polar bears, wolverines, deers.
    • Human impact- global warming is causing it to melt