- Biomes are the world’s major communities where insects, animals, plants and people live in a certain type of climate.
- The climate and geography of an area determines what type of biome can exist in that region.
- Each biome consists of many ecosystems.
- Here are the commonly grouped biomes: Desert, Deciduous Forest, Coniferous Forest, Arctic Tundra,
Tropical Rainforest, Grasslands, Taiga.
- There are also Marine and Freshwater ecosystems that could be considered the water biomes.
- The Marine and Freshwater biomes are extremely important because water is the basis of all life.
- The earth’s coldest biome is the tundra which has permanently frozen subsoil, called permafrost.
- All of the biomes need to be protected. Over the past several years, human activity has destroyed,
exploited, or polluted many of the biomes.
- All living things are closely related to their environment and any change in a part, like an increase or decrease in one type of plant or animal, can cause a ripple effect of change through the entire biome.
- Biomes have moved and changed many times throughout the history of the Earth.
Earth Floor: Biomes
Enchanted Learning: Biomes
Fact Monster: Major Biomes of the World
Geography4Kids: An Ecological System
National Geographic: Biomes
World Biomes and Ecosystems
Fast Facts Resources