Introduction to Biomes
Video Introduction to Biomes with music
Biomes of the World
Learn about the different biomes around the world.
A biome is a formation of plants and animals that have common characteristics due to similar climates and can be found over a range of continents.
A riparian zone or riparian area is the interface between land and a river or stream. Riparian is also the proper nomenclature for one of the fifteen terrestrial biomes of the earth.
About one quarter of the earth's land is in the grasslands. This biome can be found on every continent except Antarctica..
Coral Reef Ecology
Hard corals form the backbone of the coral reef ecosystem, providing an intricate three-dimensional structure with hiding places and habitat for thousands of species of fish, invertebrates like clams, shrimp, sea stars, sponges, and anemones, sea turtles, and many other animals.
Tour of Biomes
There are many different kinds of plants and animals on the Earth, but only certain kinds are naturally found at any particular place.
Tundra-Cam is a LIVE and INTERACTIVE webcam located at an elevation of 11,600 feet in the Colorado Front Range..
The World's Biomes: Aquatic
Water surrounds us everywhere. Being the largest part of the biosphere, it covers nearly 75% of the Earth's surface.
On the Line - Tropical Rain Forests
Of all the many and varied natural environments to be found on the earth, perhaps the most awe-inspiring and popular are the tropical rain forests. Although it is the forests of the Amazon which spring most readily to mind..
The taiga stretches across Canada, Europe and Asia. It is the largest biome. Winters are cold. Summers are warm..
What a flat, dull place the world would be without mountains! Covering about a fifth of the earth's surface, mountains are found on all continents..
Forest Biomes represent the largest and most ecologically complex systems. They contain a wide assortment of trees, plants, mammals, reptiles, amphibians
Mediterranean climate regions often have dense thickets of shrubs and trees associated with them. In California this vegetation is commonly called chaparral.
The World's Biomes: Tundra
Tundra is the coldest of all the biomes. Tundra comes from the Finnish word tunturia, meaning treeless plain.
Biomes - Forests
Information about the forest biome. Today, forests occupy approximately one third of Earth's land area, account for over two thirds of the leaf area of land plants.
Introduction to Biomes