a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, especially such a community that has developed to climax.
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How to use biome in a sentence
As the Amazon shrinks, so does this airborne river — further drying out the biome, and further increasing the risk of fires.
For one thing, the crew says they’ll be helping to perform medical experiments in zero gravity conditions, taking blood samples, sampling their personal biomes, and swabbing the walls of the spacecraft.The First All-Civilian Team of Astronauts Is Headed to Orbit. Here's What to Know About the Inspiration4 Mission | Alejandro de la Garza | August 4, 2021 | Time
The unseasonable conditions that have plagued the Pacific Northwest are hazardous to humans and wildlife alike, altering habitats and making the biome virtually uninhabitable for some.Pacific Northwest in the grips of another heat wave amid worsening drought | Matthew Cappucci, Jason Samenow | July 30, 2021 | Washington Post
The setting will be the Eden Project, a local tourist attraction that features a cluster of domed biomes — which will help to underscore the environmental emphasis of the summit.Live updates: G-7 leaders commit to donating 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines as summit begins | John Wagner, Colby Itkowitz, Eugene Scott, Felicia Sonmez | June 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Because I garden, I’m hyper-aware of soil health and microbes and gut health, and there are studies saying dirt in the soil is so good for you, because you’re adding to your gut biome.Cut waste and boost flavor with skin-to-seed recipes that use the whole vegetable | Joe Yonan | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Ecological relations of the breeding bird populations of the desert biome of Arizona.Jaw Musculature of the Mourning and White-winged Doves | Robert L. Merz
British Dictionary definitions for biome
a major ecological community, extending over a large area and usually characterized by a dominant vegetation: See formation (def. 6)
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Scientific definitions for biome
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. Terrestrial biomes, typically defined by their climate and dominant vegetation, include grassland, tundra, desert, tropical rainforest, and deciduous and coniferous forests. There are two basic aquatic biomes, freshwater and marine, which are sometimes further broken down into categories such as lakes and rivers or pelagic, benthic, and intertidal zones.
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