|The subalpine fir forests of the Wasatch Mountains in Utah are examples of alpine boreal forest.|
The topic of biomes is a major one in the AP Environmental Science curriculum. To document the characteristics of the world's major biomes, Arts and Academic Publishing has prepared a series of videos. The first in this series explores the concept of biomes and the roles of climate, topography and edaphic factors in determining the geographic distribution of these major subdivisions of Earth's surface. It then goes on to examine four terrestrial biomes: tundra, boreal forest, temperate seasonal forest and temperate grasslands. For each of these four, the prevailing plant life, limiting factors, climate and animal life are reviewed.
Arts and Academic Publishing is the publishing partner of Bird Conservation Research, Inc. BCR offers a variety of free laboratory activities, videos, PowerPoints and publications also suitable for the AP Environmental Science curriculum.