Encyclopedia of Soil Science

2008 Edition
| Editors: Ward Chesworth

Biome

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3995-9_63
A community of plants and animals living together in one or other of the major types of habitat found on Earth, such as the temperate grassland, tropical forest, or freshwater habitats. Specific soil types or associations develop and characterize terrestrial biomes (see Figure B12). The temperate grassland biome for example, tends to be dominated by chernozemic, kastanozemic and phaeozemic soils.
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