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biome

 [bi´ōm]
a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms arising as a result of complex interactions of climatic factors, flora, fauna, and substrate; usually designated according to kind of vegetation present, such as tundra, coniferous forest, deciduous forest, or grassland.

bi·ome

(bī'ōm),
The total complex of biotic communities occupying and characterizing a particular geographic area or zone.
[bio- + -ome]

biome

(bī′ōm′)
n.
A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.

biome

[bī′ōm]
Etymology: Gk, bios + oma, tumor, mass
the collection of biological communities existing in and characteristic of a broad geographic region, such as desert, tropical forest, or savanna. A biome includes all organisms of a particular region.

biome

An ecosystem with a distinct climate, organisms and substrates, all of which interact to produce a distinct and complex biotic community.

bi·ome

(bī'ōm)
The total complex of biotic communities occupying and characterizing a particular geographic area or zone.

biome

a major regional ecological community of organisms usually defined by the botanical habitat in which they occur and determined by the interaction of the substrate, climate, fauna and flora. The term is often limited to denote terrestrial habitats, e.g. tundra, coniferous forest, grassland. Oceans may be considered as a single biome (the marine biome), though sometimes this is subdivided, e.g. coral reef biome. There is no sharp distinction between adjacent biomes.

biome

a large, distinct, easily differentiated community of organisms in a major ecological region.
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Ranging from 18c to 35c, and with an average daytime humidity of 90%, the biome is not only an assault on your senses, but also a test of your endurance.
The last bubble, the Outdoor Biome basically the outdoors) is a stunning space filled with flowers and veg, dotted with sculptures that we spent an hour wandering around.
Although each supports a distinctive solifugid fauna, there are some species that are found in several biomes.
You can fit the Tower of London or 24 double-decker buses into the tropics biome alone.
Overall, the seven corridors planned for the country would cover 15 to 20 percent of the two biomes concerned and could preserve more than three-quarters of Brazil's rainforest diversity.
The second spectacular biome plays host to the plants of the warm temperate regions and grows plants and trees from the Mediterranean, South Africa and California regions which includes oranges, olives and grapevines.
Probable exposure sites occurred in seven biomes, most often in pinyon-juniper woodland, grassland, and Great Basin desert scrub biomes (33.
But uplifting, too, because we have the privilege and responsibility for protecting and sustainably managing one of the earth's most valuable and productive biomes.
The Desert Scrub biome encompasses the largest areal extent and harbors the greatest number of biotic communities of the five biomes distributed within the park.
Although the BIP focuses on the Cerrado, the proposed project will be a joint exercise in the three biomes owing to the structural similarities and common major transition areas.
Pleasure dome: Mail man Paul Bradley outside the Eden Project's biomes.
TOURIST attraction the Eden Project is in talks with authorities in Singapore about creating a far more ambitious version of its biomes there.