Habitats for the Living
(from the depths of the ocean floors to the highest mountains, from dry deserts to grasslands, and the warm and wet tropical areas; all provide each form of life its preferred habitat)
The various areas of the world make it possible to support a diversity of animal and plant life
A significant composition known as biodiversity allows many different kinds of animals and plants to live in the same habitat.
You may see the largest collection of word entries for habitats or dwelling places for animals and plants by clicking on this link.
Ranging from submicroscopic viruses to giant sequoia trees, this horde of organisms has adapted to almost every kind of environment, from hot springs to glacial ice.
Such habitats involve the interactions of plants and animals with various parts of the earth and are involved in many important earth processes.
Coal and petroleum have been formed from the remains of prehistoric organisms.
Bacteria played an essential role in the development of certain types of iron ore.
Finally, the study of fossils has provided a great deal of information about earth's history and the development of life.
Also see "The Development and Explanations of Life and Its Characteristics for additional information related to this subject.
"Coniferous trees produce cones and don't lose their needle-leaves in the winter and such habitats support a diversity of animal and other plants."
"It is estimated that approximately one-third of the Earth's land areas consist of desert habitats."
"The earth's largest desert habitat is the African Sahara."
"Savanna grassland habitats often are more like open woodland with some trees scattered in small groups and woody plants much smaller than trees."
"Both polar regions provide animal life; including fish and other sea life for the polar bears, seals, penguins, etc."
"The extent of the temperate-forest habitats has been considerably diminished by people as they cut down so many trees."
"There are multitudes of important ecosystems in the tropical forests; however, they are also vulnerable to destruction by humans."