Which term describes a large geographic area that is dominated by specific types of plants and animals and has a distinct climate?

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Oct 26, 2017



Typically, in ecology we classify a large area with similar flora and fauna throughout its boundaries as a biome.

These biomes have a relatively similar climate and terrain throughout their “borders”. A biome is also generally a large area so they tend to be home to many, many species of similar plants and animals.

Keep in mind though, biome is a human classification. This means that even though biomes can generally be similar on Earth, they’re not all the same.

The map below shows one classification of biomes in Africa