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6.8: Climate Effects on Biomes

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biodiversity The variety of life and its processes; including the variety of living organisms, the genetic differences among them, and the communities and ecosystems in which they occur.
dormancy State in which a plant slows down cellular activity and may shed its leaves.
growing season Period of time each year when it is warm enough and wet enough for plants to grow.
latitude A geographic coordinate that specifies the north-south position of a point on the Earth's surface relative to the equator.
terrestrial biome A biome of or pertaining to land, as in a terrestrial ecosystem.
weather The temporary, day-to-day conditions of the atmosphere in a region.
climate Average weather in an area over a long period of time.

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