Dictionary » B » Biome

Biome

Definition

noun, plural: biomes

A major ecological community of organisms adapted to a particular climatic or environmental condition on a large geographic area in which they occur.


Supplement

Biomes may be classified into:


Word origin: bi: variant of bio-, esp. before a vowel + -ome: New Latin -ōma, -ōmat.

See also: ecosystem.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


ecology

A biome is a large ecosystem, such as the Amazon rain forest or the Sahara desert, which are referred to as biomes.

See entire post
by SteveYst
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ecology
Replies: 2
Views: 4344

ecology

... the words biomes and ecosystems are basically used interchangeably. If you dont believe me visit the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biome you'll find the answer in the first two lines.

See entire post
by ccBiologist
Thu Sep 01, 2011 3:34 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ecology
Replies: 2
Views: 4344

Factors that influence a biome.

... shrubs, and grasses), leaf types (such as broadleaf and needleleaf), plant spacing (forest, woodland, savanna), and climate. Unlike ecozones, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of ecological succession ...

See entire post
by Xzibit
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:23 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Factors that influence a biome.
Replies: 4
Views: 38572

Desert Biome!

... topographies but are there like deserts in specific locations that have topographies based on that? I need like general topographies for this biome but when I try to research I'm not really finding anything. I need to like present this and I'm having trouble trying to figure out what to say ...

See entire post
by swimchamp101
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Desert Biome!
Replies: 2
Views: 4921

Factors that influence a biome.

... have interdependent relationship with one another. And the non-living components where they are exposed to affects them at the same time. Every biome has an exclusive type of organisms and abiotic components situated in this specific biome particularly.

See entire post
by mcar
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:53 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Factors that influence a biome.
Replies: 4
Views: 38572
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 09:48, 28 July 2008. This page has been accessed 109,581 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link