What Is a Biome?

According to eSchoolToday, biomes are large ecological areas that exist on Earth’s surface. Biomes include flora and fauna and how they adapt in their specific environments.

Biomes are defined by their abiotic factors, which include the vegetation, the soils, the geology, the relief and the climate. A single biome is not the same thing as an ecosystem, but a biome can resemble a large ecosystem in some ways. Animals and plants have specific adaptations in place that permit them to exist in a particular area. There are often several different units of an ecosystem that exist within a single biome.