The number of biomes in the world varies depending on how each biome is categorized. Some contend that there are five major types of biomes, while others say that there are nine or even 14 biomes.Know More
Those that claim that there are five biomes are referring to aquatic, desert, forest, grassland and tundra biomes. These are all broad categories of biomes.
A person that claims that there are 14 biomes in the world separates the forest category into taiga, chaparral and temperate forest. According to this theory, grasslands are separated into savanna and temperate grasslands. The aquatic category is divided into freshwater, freshwater wetlands, marine, coral reef and estuaries. The alpine category is also included.
Those that contend that there are nine biomes are only referring to geographical biomes and are not considering aquatic biomes.Learn More
The tundra biome has the shortest growing season, ranging from 50 to 60 days in the Arctic tundra to up to 180 days in Alpine tundras. Tundra biomes are distinguished by low biodiversity and domination by mosses, lichens and perennial shrubs.Full Answer >
Ten types of societies exist around the world, including hunting and gathering, simple horticultural, advanced horticultural, simple agrarian, advanced agrarian, simple herding, advanced herding and industrial. Many societies exist on products and resources provided by natural environments on land while others, such as fishing societies and maritime societies, depend on the sea or other bodies of water for sustenance and economic sustainability.Full Answer >
There are more than 1,200 species of bats worldwide, comprising a fifth of all the mammal species in the world. Bats are grouped with primates in the superorder Archonta.Full Answer >
According to the University of California and measurements taken at the Vostok station in Antarctica, precipitation in polar ice cap biomes is extremely low. Across the continent of Antarctica, precipitation is 16.6 cm, and in the Arctic tundra, precipitation is between 15 and 25 cm per year.Full Answer >