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[[Image:Earth Western Hemisphere.jpg|thumb|right|200px|The planet [[Earth]]]]
 
[[Image:Earth Western Hemisphere.jpg|thumb|right|200px|The planet [[Earth]]]]
 
'''Biomes''' are [[climatic]]ally and [[geographical]]ly defined as similar climatic conditions on the [[Earth]], such as [[Community (ecology)|communities]] of [[plant]]s, [[animal]]s, and [[Soil biology|soil organisms]],<ref>[http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php The World's Biomes], Retrieved August 19, 2008, from [http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/index.php University of California Museum of Paleontology]</ref> and are often referred to as [[ecosystems]]. Some parts of the earth have more or less the same kind of [[abiotic]] and [[biotic]] factors spread over a large area, creating a typical ecosystem over that area. Such major ecosystems are termed as biomes. Biomes are defined by factors such as plant structures (such as [[trees]], [[shrubs]], and [[grasses]]), leaf types (such as [[broadleaf]] and needleleaf), plant spacing ([[forest]], [[woodland]], [[savanna]]), and climate. Unlike [[ecozone]]s, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of [[ecological succession]] and [[climax vegetation]] (quasiequilibrium state of the local ecosystem). An [[ecosystem]] has many [[biotope]]s and a biome is a major [[habitat]] type. A major habitat type, however, is a compromise, as it has an intrinsic [[Homogeneity (ecology)|inhomogeneity]]. Some examples of habitats are ponds, trees, streams, creeks, and burrows in the sand or soil.
 
'''Biomes''' are [[climatic]]ally and [[geographical]]ly defined as similar climatic conditions on the [[Earth]], such as [[Community (ecology)|communities]] of [[plant]]s, [[animal]]s, and [[Soil biology|soil organisms]],<ref>[http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/index.php The World's Biomes], Retrieved August 19, 2008, from [http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/index.php University of California Museum of Paleontology]</ref> and are often referred to as [[ecosystems]]. Some parts of the earth have more or less the same kind of [[abiotic]] and [[biotic]] factors spread over a large area, creating a typical ecosystem over that area. Such major ecosystems are termed as biomes. Biomes are defined by factors such as plant structures (such as [[trees]], [[shrubs]], and [[grasses]]), leaf types (such as [[broadleaf]] and needleleaf), plant spacing ([[forest]], [[woodland]], [[savanna]]), and climate. Unlike [[ecozone]]s, biomes are not defined by genetic, taxonomic, or historical similarities. Biomes are often identified with particular patterns of [[ecological succession]] and [[climax vegetation]] (quasiequilibrium state of the local ecosystem). An [[ecosystem]] has many [[biotope]]s and a biome is a major [[habitat]] type. A major habitat type, however, is a compromise, as it has an intrinsic [[Homogeneity (ecology)|inhomogeneity]]. Some examples of habitats are ponds, trees, streams, creeks, and burrows in the sand or soil.
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Monkeys eat a lot of bannanas.
   
 
The [[biodiversity]] characteristic of each extinction, especially the diversity of fauna and subdominant plant forms, is a function of [[abiotic]] factors and the [[Biomass (ecology)|biomass]] productivity of the dominant [[vegetation]]. In terrestrial biomes, species diversity tends to correlate positively with [[primary production|net primary productivity]], [[Ecohydrology|moisture availability]], and [[temperature]].<ref>{{cite encyclopedia | last = Pidwirny | first = Michael| editor = Sidney Draggan | encyclopedia = Encyclopedia of Earth | title = Biomes | url = http://www.eoearth.org/article/Biomes | accessdate = 2006-11-16 | edition = | date = 2006-10-16 | publisher = Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment | location = Washington, D.C.}}</ref>
 
The [[biodiversity]] characteristic of each extinction, especially the diversity of fauna and subdominant plant forms, is a function of [[abiotic]] factors and the [[Biomass (ecology)|biomass]] productivity of the dominant [[vegetation]]. In terrestrial biomes, species diversity tends to correlate positively with [[primary production|net primary productivity]], [[Ecohydrology|moisture availability]], and [[temperature]].<ref>{{cite encyclopedia | last = Pidwirny | first = Michael| editor = Sidney Draggan | encyclopedia = Encyclopedia of Earth | title = Biomes | url = http://www.eoearth.org/article/Biomes | accessdate = 2006-11-16 | edition = | date = 2006-10-16 | publisher = Environmental Information Coalition, National Council for Science and the Environment | location = Washington, D.C.}}</ref>
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Biomes are often known in English by local names. For example, a [[temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands|temperate grassland or shrubland]] biome is known commonly as ''[[steppe]]'' in central [[Asia]], [[prairie]] in [[North America]], and ''[[pampas]]'' in [[South America]]. Tropical grasslands are known as [[savanna]] in Australia, whereas in southern Africa it is known as certain kinds of ''[[veld]]'' (from [[Afrikaans]]).
 
Biomes are often known in English by local names. For example, a [[temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands|temperate grassland or shrubland]] biome is known commonly as ''[[steppe]]'' in central [[Asia]], [[prairie]] in [[North America]], and ''[[pampas]]'' in [[South America]]. Tropical grasslands are known as [[savanna]] in Australia, whereas in southern Africa it is known as certain kinds of ''[[veld]]'' (from [[Afrikaans]]).
   
Sometimes an entire biome may be targeted for protection, especially under an individual nation's biodiversity action plan.
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Sometimes an entire Taiga may be targeted for protection, especially under an individual nation's biodiversity action plan.
   
 
Climate is a major factor determining the distribution of terrestrial biomes. Among the important climatic factors are:
 
Climate is a major factor determining the distribution of terrestrial biomes. Among the important climatic factors are:
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