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Sustainable Biomes- Challenges to Food Production: Biomes

Year 9 Geography

Finding Resources in Accessit


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


Khan Academy

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

Major Biomes



Ecosystems and biomes takes students on a journey around the globe to tropical rain forests, deserts and the ocean. Live footage and colorful graphics teach students about regions and climates, and explain the impact environments and living organisms have on each other. By viewing this programme, students will come to understand biomes, how plants and animals coexist, climates and regions.

You Tube

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.


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.

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.

Google Maps