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Biomes: Terrestrial Biomes

Year 9 Geography

Finding Resources in Oliver

 

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..

 

Khan Academy

Introduction to ecosystems. How land ecosystems are classified into biomes.

You Tube

Major Biomes

  

Steve Backshall lifts the lid on an incredible world of intricate relationships and unexpected hardship in the Amazon rainforest, explores the way that the jungle's inhabitants interact, and reveals a hidden secret that might just be what keeps the whole place alive.

Steve Backshall tries to discover just what makes it possible for a river to stop in the middle of a desert. The Okavango is the world's largest inland delta and home to one of Africa's greatest congregations of wildlife, and in asking the difficult questions Steve reveals the astounding secret to its existence.

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Savanna

Desert

Mangroves

Temperate Rainforest

Tundra

Taiga

Temperate Deciduous

Temperate Grassland

Chaparral

Tropical Rainforest

Australian Government- Department of Environment

There are 14 ecoregions found across the globe. Ecoregions contain geographically distinct groups of plants and animals that have evolved in relative isolation, separated by features such as oceans or high mountain ranges.

Bureau of Meteorology

Climate Classification Maps- These climate classification maps show three different methods of classifying the climate of Australia based on three different classification schemes - temperature/humidity, vegetation (Köppen) and seasonal rainfall.

Climate Change in Australia

          

Google Maps

           

National Geographic

A biome is an area of the planet that can be classified according to the plants and animals that live in it. Temperature, soil, and the amount of light and water help determine what life exists in a biome.

Oxfam

Biomes exist on land and in oceans and differ according to their location and geographic characteristics. Topography (the shape of the land), climate and soils mean similar land biomes can have different species of plants and animals. Food can be produced from different biomes when people change the environment for example by ploughing the land, building greenhouses to grow plants, draining swamps and wetlands, building terraces on slopes etc.