Biomes

Authored by: Paul Reich , Hari Eswaran

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRL-120042695

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Abstract

The term biome is generally used to identify the natural habitat conditions around the world. Two major determinants of biome type are precipitation and air temperature. A third variable that affects the habitat type is the soil. This entry presents a general overview of the soils characterizing the major biomes of the world.

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