1. Biomes are the world's major communities where insects, animals, plants and people live in a certain type of climate.
2. The climate and geography of an area determines what type of biome can exist in that region.
3. Each biome consists of many ecosystems.
4. Here are the commonly grouped biomes: Desert, Deciduous Forest, Coniferous Forest, Arctic Tundra, Tropical Rainforest, Grasslands, Taiga.
5. There are also Marine and Freshwater ecosystems that could be considered the water biomes.
6. The Marine and Freshwater biomes are extremely important because water is the basis of all life.
7. The earth's coldest biome is the tundra which has permanently frozen subsoil, called permafrost.
8. All of the biomes need to be protected. Over the past several years, human activity has destroyed, exploited, or polluted many of the biomes.
9. All living things are closely related to their environment and any change in a part, like an increase or decrease in one type of plant or animal, can cause a ripple effect of change through the entire biome.
10. Biomes have moved and changed many times throughout the history of the Earth.