How do abiotic factors between biomes compare?

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Nov 28, 2015

This answer will vary depending on the two biomes being compared, but temperature, precipitation, and soil will likely differ.


Abiotic factors will change depending on the biomes in question.

If we were to compare a tropical forest to a boreal forest, we would see that the average temperature of the tropical forest is much higher. Precipitation in tropical forests falls in the form of rain whereas in boreal forest precipitation often means snow. While soil in both types of forests are likely to be poor in terms of nutrients, the soil composition of those two biomes will differ.

If we compared a tundra to a tropical forest, we'd have even greater differences in abiotic factors. The intensity and duration of sunlight would vary, the temperature would obviously vary, and the amount and form of precipitation would vary.