Land and Aquatic Biomes
Be sure you have an understanding of the 7 major terrestrial biomes, their climate, flora (plant life) and fauna (animal life) and precipitation.
There are two basic categories of communities:
- terrestrial (land)
- aquatic (water)
These two basic types of communities contain eight smaller units known as biomes. A biome is a large-scale category containing many communities of a similar nature, whose distribution is largely controlled by climate.
- taiga (coniferous forest)
- temperate (deciduous) forest
- tropical rainforest