Biome: GRASSLANDS

Biome Overview:

GRASSLANDS AND STEPPES: Habitats that are dominated by grasses with or without shrubs and flowers, and few or no trees. Fire-dependent

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Sub-Biomes:

 Temperate Grassland: Grasslands that have moderate or warm summers but cold winters. Can  receive precipitation as snow in winter or rain in summer, but growing season is usually restricted  to spring and summer. Fire-tolerant

 Example: Palearctic Western Flower Steppe

 

Tropical Grassland: Grasslands that have moderate winters and hot summers. Grasses can grow throughout the year but are dependent on rain. Fire-tolerant.

 Example: Australasian Tussock Grassland

 

Montane Grassland: Grasslands in highlands, often receiving orographic rainfall. Fire-tolerant.  Example: Afrotropical Montane Grassland (e.g., Highveld)

 

Flooded Grassland: Grasslands that spend most of the year as lush grasslands but turn into huge wetlands during the wet season.

 

Temperate Grassland: Grasslands that have moderate or warm summers but cold winters. Can  receive precipitation as snow in winter or rain in summer, but growing season is usually restricted  to spring and summer. Fire-tolerant

 Example: Palearctic Western Flower Steppe

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Latitudes and Precipitation Where Grasslands  Exist

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Typical Fauna in this Biome
Typical Biome Habitats