The World's Ecosystems

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Tropical Rainforests
High levels of precipitation all yr, high temps, huge variety of broad leaved plants, dominated by trees with other plants competing for light, either side of equator
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Temperate Forests
Precipitation all yr, seasonal variations in temp summer - hot, winter - cold, deciduous trees that lose their leaves in autumn
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Boreal Forests
Higher latitudes - sun's rays are weak, warm summers (15 degrees), cold winters - below freezing, coniferous trees with needle like leaves to adapt to cold and prevent excess water loss, low levels of precipitation
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Tropical Grasslands
Hot all yr, recieves some rainfall but always with a dry season, tall grasses with drought adapted shrubs and trees
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Temperate Grasslands
Hot in summer, v. cold in winter, v. few trees/shrubs, most rainfall in late spring/summer
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Deserts
V. hot, little rainfall, tropics of Cancer and Capricorn - hot air sinks to Earth's surface & sun's rays relatively conc. Plants with water storing features - spines rather than leaves, extensive root systems
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Tundra
Within Arctic Circle, v. low temps - sun's rays most dispersed over larger area (less conc), few plants survive - mainly mosses and lichens
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Precipitation all yr, seasonal variations in temp summer - hot, winter - cold, deciduous trees that lose their leaves in autumn

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Temperate Forests

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Higher latitudes - sun's rays are weak, warm summers (15 degrees), cold winters - below freezing, coniferous trees with needle like leaves to adapt to cold and prevent excess water loss, low levels of precipitation

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Card 4

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Hot all yr, recieves some rainfall but always with a dry season, tall grasses with drought adapted shrubs and trees

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Card 5

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Hot in summer, v. cold in winter, v. few trees/shrubs, most rainfall in late spring/summer

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