9. Biogeography: The biome concept

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  1. Biome:
    large terrestrial ecosystem with specific plant communities and formations
  2. MN Biome Temp/Precipitation
    • Tallgrass Aspen Parkland- Cold Dry
    • Prairie Grassland- Warm Dry
    • Coniferous Forest- Cold Wet
    • Deciduous Forest- Warm Wet
  3. Physiognomy:*
    Outward features/appearance of ecological communities or species
  4. What does Geography accomplish?
    GEOGRAPHY examines PATTERNS in order to discover the underlying PROCESSES that govern their behavior
  5. Ecological Equivalents:
    vegetation that share physiognomy (outward features) and structure characteristics BUT are located in different places (and are distinct species)
  6. LOOK AT GRAPHS AND KNOW LOCATION from Precipitation and Temperature over a year
    • Tropical Rainforests: Similar temp throughout (20-30C), high precipitation
    • Tropical Savanna: temperature wavy but similar (20-30C), seasonal precipitation
    • Temperate Deciduous Forest: up and down temps (-10-20C); good precip
    • Grassland: up and down (-20-25C); medium precip (sometimes lower than 40-)
    • Taiga/Boreal Forest: up and down (-20-19C); Precip generally high
    • Tundra: up and down (lower than 15C, cold periods); below 100 or 50mm precip

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