Card Set Information
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
Example- east Africa, South America, Brazil
found between desert and rainforest biome. A lot of rain in the summer.
Warm climate, dry and wet season. Usually near equator
shrubs, grasslands, elephants, baboons, zebras, lions,
Example- Sahara Dessert
little rainfall, very hot
few plants. Lizards, snakes, owls, coyotes
impact- drilling for oil
Example- “Wild West”, California
characteristics- very hot and
shrubs, cacti, alligators, lizards, rabbits,
Large leaves to hold moisture
impact- many destroyed for urbanization
Example- Prairies in the Midwestern United States
herbs, flowers grasses
impact- cut down to make room for settlers
Temperate Deciduous Forests
Example- Eastern United States, Europe, Japan
- four seasons, warm summers and cold winters.
Plenty of precipitation
characteristics- raccoons, foxes, deer's, insects, hawks.
Example- Canada, Russia, Eurasia
very cold winters, short summers.
Pine trees, evergreens. Wolverines, weasels, minks,
Example- Artic Tundra, North Pole,
Abiotic characteristics- freezing
few plants are able to survive the low temperatures.
Polar bears, wolverines,
impact- global warming is causing it to melt