Katelyn's history quiz 2
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Katelyn's history quiz 2
Katelyns history quiz 2
whats the difference between deciduous and coniferous forests?
coniferous r found in colder parts of middle latitudes and deciduous are found closer to the equator
What is an example of biome?
a coniferous forest
Where are wildfires common?
What effects wind currents?
rotation of the earth
which way do tradewinds blow?
How are winds like around the equator?
broad leaf deciduous forests grow best in regions where it has an adequate _ and temperate _
rainfall and climate
What are examples of ecosystems?
where animals and plants live, the climate, weather, ect
the _ regions are covered by grasslands
What are regions classified by?
what do scientists think cause global warming?
increase in levels of carbon dioxide
how are deserts and tundras alike?
in both plants and animals have to adapt to live there
over 1/2 the worlds plants and animals are found in _ _
_ and _ are where the largest tropical rainforests are
amazon river and congo river
some parts of tundra contain _- a layer of soil just below the surface that stays permanently frozen
in _ tundra, plants must be able to survive cold temperatures and go without sunlight for most of winter
_ tundra exists in high mountains where trees grow
regions where temperatures are always cool or cold; only specialized plants and animals can survive there
many desert animals get all the water they need from _, _, or _ other _
seeds, plants, eating animals
desert plants and animals_ to survive with almost no water
the _ of argentina and veld of South Africa are also temperate grasslands
cool, dry grasslands in Northern Eurasia and central Asia are called _ and are similar to the _ _ in North America
steppes, great plains
much of the original land in prairies have been plowed for _
What are temperate grasslands?
meat eating animals
in savannas, during a _ season, grasses grow tall and green, which then die above ground in the _ season
What are tropical grasslands?
_ has small evergreen trees and low bushes, adapted to a climate with _ winters and _ summers
chaparral, wet, dry
In most places, regions have overlapped, a mixed region has _ and _ trees.
coniferous and deciduous
Deciduous covered much of _, eastern _, and eastern _ _, but was largely cleared away from _.
Europe, asia, north america, agriculture
Most trees are _, shedding their leaves during the colder parts of the _ latitudes
The needles of coniferous trees expose only a small surface to the cold, so can remain on the tree in the _
named for cones that carry seeds, exist in the colder part of the _ latitudes
coniferious forest, middle
tropical rainforests support an immense diversity of _ and _ life.
Tropical rainforests exist in _ weather near the _ with heavy _.
warm, equator, rainfall
a type of ecosystem that can be found in various populations of the world
What has led to the dramatic changes in ecosystems.
growth of human population
a change in one aspect of an ecosystem leads to other _
the survival and growth of life is affected by _, _, _, _, _, _, _.
climate, sunlight, temperature, precipitation, elevation, soil, and landforms.
the _ is formed by interaction of plant life, animal life, and the physical enviorment in where they live.