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Land Ecosystems and Ecological Succession
Powerpoint Lecture

This lecture provides students with an overview of the major types of biomes, or land-based ecosystems. The major geographic features that affect climate are explored, including latitude and proximity to water. Climatographs are used to compare and contrast the temperature and precipitation within each of the ecosystems. Finally, a brief overview of ecological succession is given.

Essential concepts: Biomes, ecosystems, rainshadow effect, latitude, climate, critical factor, desert, grassland, mountain, forests, rainforest, tropical, temperate, polar, tundra, climatogram, climatograph, worksheet, powerpoint, lecture, habitat, niche, abiotic factors, biotic factors, ecological succession, primary succession, secondary succession.

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