Ten Major Biomes

Biome

Precipitation
Temperature
Soil
Diversity
Trees
Grasses

Tropical Rain Forest

high
hot
poor
high
dense
sparse

Tropical Savanna

variable
mild
clay
moderate
sparse
dense

Desert

low
variable
poor
moderate
sparse
sparse

Temperate Grassland

moderate
summer hot
rich
moderate
absent
dense

Temperate woodland and Shrubland

summer low, winter moderate
summer hot
poor
low
medium
medium

Temperate Forest

moderate
summer moderate, winter cold
rich
high
dense
sparse

Coniferous Forest

moderate
summer mild,  winter cool
poor, acidic
moderate
dense
sparse

Tundra

low
summer mild,  winter cold
poor
low
absent
medium