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Environment by Mind Map: Environment

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2. Tropical Rainforest

2.1. Biotic Interaction: Birds and insects.

3. Abiotic Factor

3.1. a nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or affects an ecosystem and the organisms in it

4. Desert

4.1. Biotic Interaction: Hawk (predator)/lizard (prey)

5. Ecosystem

5.1. Tropical Rain Forest

5.1.1. Precipitation - 250cm/year Little temp. variation/abundant moisture Contains more species than other biomes. grasses, antilopes

5.2. Savannas

5.2.1. Precipitation 90-150cm/year Open, widely spaced trees, seasonal rainfall Parts of Africa, South America & Australia Butterflies, forbs

5.3. Deserts

5.3.1. Precipitation 20cm/year Dry, sparce vegetation; scattered grasses Parts of Africa, Asia, Australia, North America kangaroo rat, cactus

5.4. Temperate Grasslands

5.4.1. Precipitation: 10-60cm/year Rich soil; tall dense grasses Central North America; Central Asia prairie dogs, flowers

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7. Ecosystem

7.1. An ecosystem is a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system

8. Biotic Factor

8.1. a living thing, as an animal or plant, that influences or affects anecosystem:

9. Soil is abioitic and is needed by plants