Biome ecology
Written by: Evan Brus
Illustrated by: Sabine Deviche

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Conifer: a type of tree or bush that makes cones and evergreen leaves, some of which we call needles.

Equator: an imaginary line along the middle of the Earth, going from side to side.

Grazing: land used for feeding cattle.

Microbe: a living thing so tiny that you would need a microscope to see it... more

Migration: movement of an animal or a group of animals from one place to another.

Mineral: a non-living substance found in nature that is made of specific and organized elements.

Permafrost: soil that remains frozen (below 0˚C/32˚F) for two or more years... more

Flashcard facts and information about biomes

Biology Bits stories are a great way for you to learn about biology a little bit at a time. We’ve broken down information into pieces that are very tiny—bite-sized biology cards. Cutting out the cards will let you organize them however you want, or use them as flashcards while you read.

This set of bits will teach you about one set of categories we use to describe the world around us: biomes. To learn more about the science behind biomes, visit Boundless Biomes.

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  • Article: Biome Bits
  • Author(s): Evan Brus
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: October 23, 2014
  • Date accessed: March 24, 2019
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Evan Brus. (2014, October 23). Biome Bits. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved March 24, 2019 from

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Evan Brus. "Biome Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 23 October, 2014.

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Evan Brus. "Biome Bits". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 23 Oct 2014. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 24 Mar 2019.

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