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Evolutionary Continuum: Biome Selection
Topic Started: Jun 14 2008, 06:19 PM (2,985 Views)
Livyatan


It is now the time to select the specific biomes to be highlighted in this project. Examples include: Amazon grassland, Himalayan mountains, etc.

Biome List
 
North America / Caribbean
Caribbean Islands (tropical forest and savanna)
Atlantic Isles/Iceland (tropical forest, savanna, steppe, volcanic slopes, and tundra)
California (temperate forest, scrubland, and desert)
Arctic Tundra (tundra and boreal forest)
Mexico (desert)
Eastern America (temperate forest)

South America
Amazon basin (grasslands and tropical forest)
Galapagos (rainforest, mangrove forest, and desert)
Patagonia (scrub, temperate grassland, and savanna)
Andes (temperate and tropical mountains)

Eurasia
Mediterranean basin (salt fields, marshes, and temperate mountains)
Sri Lanka/Nearby Islands (monsoon forest)
British Isles (temperate forest and open woodland)
Southeast Asia (tropical rainforest and bamboo forest)
Central Europe and Asia (temperate forest)

Africa
Madagascar (tropical rainforest, monsoon forest, scrub, and savanna)
Congo basin (tropical rainforest)
Sahara (savanna and mixed scrub)
East Africa (tropical rainforest, savanna, and desert)

Australasia / Pacific Islands
Outback (savanna, scrub, and desert)
Hawaii (tropical forest, volcanic slopes, and savanna)
New Zealand (temperate rainforest and mountains)
Temperate Australia (temperate forest, grassland, and mountains)

Antarctic
Antarctic Mainland (tundra and limited boreal forest)

Oceans
Sargasso Sea (open ocean and kelp forests)
Great Barrier Reef (open ocean and coral reefs)
Weddell Sea (open ocean and kelp forests)
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JohnFaa
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How about the Mediterranean zone? After the Mediterranean dries out the remaining basin would have several ecosystems; the salt fields, the mountains-that-were-once-islands, maybe marshes as well...
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Livyatan


Very good! I'll start a list.
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JohnFaa
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We could also include Pacific islands; I don't know if we should focus on New Zealand or in newly formed volcanic islands though.
Edited by JohnFaa, Jun 15 2008, 03:27 PM.
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Parasky
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JohnFaa
Jun 15 2008, 02:37 AM
How about the Mediterranean zone? After the Mediterranean dries out the remaining basin would have several ecosystems; the salt fields, the mountains-that-were-once-islands, maybe marshes as well...
Mt. Malta, the Sicilian Plateau, and the Aegean Mountains. I like that choice, it will make very interesting things. I imagine most of it would be desert though, and the salt fields would be interesting as well.

I'm trying to think of something that might live in that area; perhaps some kind of land-coral? I don't know.
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Livyatan


What would New Zealand's habitat's consist of? I figure mountains and temperate woodland / forest. Also, salt fields would actually be rather limited as mountains would start forming, at a Himalayan rate.
Edited by Livyatan, Jun 15 2008, 04:40 PM.
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Parasky
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Most likely. And with Africa moved in the way it is, the Himalayas will no longer block rain and the Sahara will no longer exist.
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Parasky
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I'm trying to find a way to make a world map of all this, not much luck though.
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Livyatan


Well, the Sahara will no longer exist due to higher global rainfall and lack of human-caused detrimental effects. Also, I'd like anyone wishing to make a map to wait until all biomes are decided so that they may be highlighted on the map in some way.
Edited by Livyatan, Jun 15 2008, 04:46 PM.
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Parasky
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Oh, I'm just looking for a map, not making one. All I can find is 100 million and 250 million years from now. I guess we will just have to make one, but wait until they are selected.
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Livyatan


Well, I don't want to use something found on the internet. Its more appropriate that we create one related to this project. Plus, not everyone shares the same opinion about how the world will appear in the future. Now should it be a biome map, or just a regular, featureless map (other than mountains and such)?
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JohnFaa
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Biome map, its more usefull to me
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Parasky
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JohnFaa
Jun 15 2008, 05:30 PM
Biome map, its more usefull to me
Agreed.
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Livyatan


Okay, we need more biomes people! We should really get started on the real project.
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What about future Antartica? At this point it would still have ice caps, but some tundra and cold forest could start developing in the Antartic Peninsula
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