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Biome - Resource Library National Geographic
A biome is an area of the planet that can be classified according to the plants and animals that live in it.
By: Irwin N. Forseth (Department of Biology, University of Maryland) © 2010 Nature Education
Citation: Forseth, I. (2010) Terrestrial Biomes. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):11
The biome concept organizes large-scale ecological variation. Terrestrial biomes are distinguished primarily by their predominant vegetation, and are mainly determined by temperature and rainfall.