The name for a large area where the vegetation is generally the same. The main global vegetation types (biomes) are: steppe, savanna; deciduous forest; coniferous forest; tundra; tropical rainforest and desert.The main vegetation patterns are controlled in their turn by climate and so the patterns of biomes and major climatic regions of the Earth are closely related.
A biome is a formation of plants and animals that have common characteristics due to similar climates and can be found over a range of continents. Biomes are distinct from habitats, because any biome can comprise a variety of habitats.
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Ecological regions as a result of complex interactions of climate, geology, soil type, water resources and latitude. These components together determine what types of plant and animal life exists in different places. Unesco has designated fourteen major. Choudhury K. and L. Jansen (1997)
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