BIOMES

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Mind Map on BIOMES, created by solterog on 11/13/2015.

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BIOMES
  1. Tropical Rainforests
    1. Distribution
      1. Near the equator
        1. North America
          1. Amazon
        2. Climate
          1. Hot
            1. Wet
              1. No definite seasons
              2. Soil
                1. Not very fertile
                  1. Rain washes out nutrience
                    1. Dead leaves create thin nutrients layer
                      1. Decay in hot, moist places is easy
                    2. Plant Adaption
                      1. Leaves are thick
                        1. Pointed leaves
                          1. To channel water to certain point
                          2. Tall trees have thick roots
                            1. Support for their trunks
                              1. There is shallow soil, therefore they need support
                          3. Hot Deserts
                            1. Distribution
                              1. North Africa
                                1. Middle East
                                  1. USA
                                  2. Soil
                                    1. Shallow
                                      1. Gravelly texture
                                        1. Soil isn't very fertile
                                          1. Not many leaves fall
                                        2. Climate
                                          1. Not much rainfall
                                            1. Extreme temperatures
                                              1. Hot
                                                1. Dry
                                              2. Plant adaption
                                                1. Long plant roots
                                                  1. To reach deep water
                                                  2. Bushes have small spiky leaves
                                                    1. Reduce water loss
                                                2. Deciduous Forests
                                                  1. Distribution
                                                    1. Most of Europe
                                                      1. South East USA
                                                        1. China
                                                          1. Japan
                                                          2. Soil
                                                            1. Deep and very fertile
                                                              1. Because there is a thick layer of leaf fall
                                                            2. Climate
                                                              1. Four distinct seasons
                                                                1. Spring
                                                                  1. Autmn
                                                                    1. Winter
                                                                      1. Summer
                                                                      2. Summers are warm
                                                                        1. Winters are cool
                                                                          1. Rain all year around
                                                                          2. Plant adaption
                                                                            1. Trees drop leaves in the winter and grow them back in the summer
                                                                              1. This reduces water loss in moths where its hard to get water
                                                                                1. Not enough light for photosynthesis
                                                                                2. Blue bells grow on forest floor
                                                                                  1. They get sunlight in the winter when all the trees leaves are dead
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