Chapter 21 - Ecosystems

 

Chapter 21 Vocabulary Words

biodiversity
biome
canopy
climax community
coral reef
desert
desertification
ecosystem
estuary
grassland
intertidal zone
microhabitat
permafrost
pioneer species
population
primary succession
salinity
savanna
secondary succession
succession
sustainability
taiga
temperate deciduous forest
temperate rain forest
tropical rain forest
tundra
wetland

 

 

 



This link takes you on a  Virtual Fieldtrip to any of the world's biomes.

 

 


Visit the World's Biomes

 

 

Biomes

Tundra


A cold, dry, treeless region, sometimes called a 
cold
desert.  Winters can be six to nine months long.

Taiga


A cold forest dominated by evergreen trees.  Warmer
than tundra.  Precipitation is mostly snow.

Temperate
Deciduous Forest

Biome with four distinct seasons.  Leaves of trees go
through period of color changing before dropping.

Temperate
Rain Forest

Biome that has trees with needlelike leaves and grow
to great heights.  Popular for logging and camping.

Tropical
Rain Forest

Biome with warm temperatures, wet weather, and lush
plant growth.  Most are located near equator.

Desert
Driest and hottest biome on Earth.  Very little rain 
and little plant life. Covered with sandy or gravelly soil.

Grassland
Temperate and tropical biomes that receive between
25cm and 75cm of rain.  Covered with grasses.