Desert Biome, and Major Types of Deserts on Earth

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What is a Desert Biome? Desert biomes are incredibly interesting to look at. They cover about 20% of the Earth and occur where rainfall is less than 50 cm/year. There are mainly four types of deserts in this biome – hot and dry, semiarid, coastal, and cold. These ecosystems are identified by the fact that … Read more

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Types and Importance of Wetlands

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What is a Wetland? A wetland is typically an area of land that is completely saturated with water, whether all throughout the year or only during certain seasons. Because these areas of land are covered in water as well as a variety of different land and water dwelling plant life, they are well known to … Read more

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What is Ecology? Definition and Explanation

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What is Ecology? Ecosystem simply means ‘ecological systems’. Ecology is defined as the study of ecosystems. Ecologists study the interaction of all the organisms in an ecosystem. The study includes complex interactions between thousands of plants and animals to the role of microbes living under the soil to the effects of tropical rainforest on the … Read more

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What is an Ecosystem? Structure, Types, Importance and Function of Ecosystem

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What is an Ecosystem? An ecosystem, a term very often used in biology, is a community of plants and animals interacting with each other in a given area, and also with their non-living environments. The non-living environments include weather, earth, sun, soil, climate and atmosphere. The ecosystem relates to the way that all these different organisms live in … Read more

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What is a Biome and What are the Major Types on Earth?

What is a Biome? Variations in natural environment, including fauna and flora, are determined by an area’s climate, land formation and composition. Biomes are extremely important to continue life on Earth as it is known today, as each one helps to balance other biomes through climate and variation, and provides unique necessities to both biome … Read more

Climate of Tundra Biome

What is Tundra? The tundra, while primarily located around the North Pole, is really a defined climate that exists in several other locations on the earth. When people talk about “the tundra” they are referring mostly to the unique ecosystem that exists around the Arctic Circle, but the tundra actually includes areas of Alaska, Canada … Read more