A large region characterized by a specific type of climate and certain types of plant and animal communities
Biome
A far-northern biome characterized by long,cold winters,permafrost,and few trees
Tundra
The study of the shape and features of the surface of the Earth
Topography
A tree area that produces seeds in cones
Coniferous Forest
Radiant Energy emitted by the sun
Solar Radiation
A Forest where leaves turn colors and fall off
Deciduous Forest
The clearing of forest lands
Deforestation
A large open area of country covered with grass,especially one used for grazing
Grassland
A practice of farming,including cultivation of the soil for the growing of crops and the rearing of animals to provide food,wool,and other products
Agriculture
Dense forest rich in biodiversity,found typically in tropical areas with consistency heavy rainfall
Rainforest
A tropical grassland biome with scattered clumps of trees
Savanna
A hot,dry biome inhabited by organisms adapted to survive high day time temperatures and long periods without rain
Desert
Describes an ecosystem based on salty water
Marine
A body of saline water that composes much of a planet's hydrosphere
Ocean
The permanently frozen ground below the soil surface in the artic tundra
Permafrost
An area of land where the water level is near or above the surface of the ground for most of the year
Wetland
A small stream or river that flows into a larger one
Tributary
A formal argument to prove points
Oral Defense