BIOMES

BIOMES

Meaning of Biome:

Biome is a different organisms living together and interacting in the environment.

Local biotic Communities

  1. Tropical rainforest

Location: it can be found in Edo, Delta, Ondo, Imo.

Characteristics

  1. It has moderate rainfall
  2. posses thin smooth barks
  3. Trees are mostly woody and stratified
  4. it dense with evergreen board leaves.
  5. Savanna (South and North guinea Savanna).

Location:

Taraba, Kano, Bauchi, Niger State.

Characteristics

  1. Low rainfall
  2. Short and numerous grasses
  3. Have some thorn tress and thick barks.
  4. Common plants are silk cotton, acacia.

 

  1. SAHEL

Location: Brome, Kastina, Jigawa, Yobe and Bornu States.

Characteristics

  1. it has high temperature and low rain
  2. short and scarcity grasses, tress grow in sahel.
  3. Bears short and tough shrubs.
  4. important plants are common are acacia, gum Arabic, data palm.
  5. DESERT

Location: Sokoto, Kastina, Jigawa, Yobe and Bornu States.

Characteristics

  1. Has little or no rainfall
  2. Has little or no rainfall yearly
  3. Absence of leaves in plants
  4. Long roots are possessed by plants
  5. Common trees and boab, cacti trees.
  6. SWAMP/ESTURINE REGION:

Location: Delta, Ogun, Cross river, Akwa-ibom, Rivers states.

Characteristics

  1. Trees are tall and woody
  2. High rainfall
  3. posses evergreen trees with board leaves.
  4. water is made up of fresh and salt water.
  5. Common animals are tilapia fish, oysters, crabs, snakes, birds
  6. SUDAN

Location: Zamafara, Sokoto, Kebbi, Kastina.

Characteristics

  1. Rainfall is low
  2. Trees posses small deciduous trees.
  3. posses short and scanty grasses
  4. has long tap root.
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