How many biomes are there?

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Jun 19, 2016

Answer:

The exact number of biomes depends on who you ask.

Explanation:

The exact number of biomes depends on who you ask. Different people and/or organizations classify biomes in slightly different ways. Some will say that there are five, some six, and some more.

It is common to state that there are five major biomes: deserts, aquatic, forests, grasslands, and tundra. Read more about them here.

NASA lists seven biomes: tundra, shrubland, rainforest, grassland, desert, temperate deciduous forest, and coniferous forests.

Others may say there are nine biomes: marine, freshwater, savanna, grassland, taiga, tundra, desert, temperate forest, and tropical rainforest.

https://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/biomes

More examples of biome classifications are below.

http://www.soils4teachers.org/around-the-world

http://kids.britannica.com/elementary/art-88174/The-major-biomes-of-the-world-are-represented-on-this

http://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/Staff/biomes.htm

To conclude, the number of biomes depends on who is classifying them and the number of biomes depends on this.