What are some of the human uses for each of the following biomes?The following biomes are: Deciduous Forest, Tundra, Desert, Freshwater, Marine, Estuary, Coniferous Forest, Rainforest, and...

What are some of the human uses for each of the following biomes?

The following biomes are:

Deciduous Forest, Tundra, Desert, Freshwater, Marine, Estuary, Coniferous Forest, Rainforest, and Grassland

 

Please list the human uses for each specific biome within your answer. Thanks!!!

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Deciduous forests have been over-utilized by humans for sources of wood.  The wood from these forests is used for a variety of purposes but the most common example would be for construction of homes and other buildings.  Furniture and some pieces of art are also made of deciduous trees.  

The tundra is the least utilized biome becaues of the harsh environment.  However, it is also full of natural resources like oil and uranium.  Since these resources are in such high demand we are beginning to consider the tundra more carefully. 

The main natural resource used from deserts is the one resource it has the least of: water.  Humans in and around desert areas pump groundwater from underground wells for irrigation purposes.  The overuse of this resource has had a major impact on the plants found in the desert which in turn has affected the wildlife that depends on it for food.

Human use of freshwater resources is wide and highly varied.  Water consumptoin is the most easily recognized.  Freshwater fish and other animals are used for food, coastlines for recreation and entertainment.  Let us also not forget electricity from major river dams.

Marine ecosystems are also a major source of food for humans as well as transportation, recreation and entertainment.  Some plant life is also used for food as well, such as kelp.   

Estuaries are, in essence, the meeting place of the freshwater and marine biomes.  For this reason, humans use the same natural resources found in those biomes.  Food, wood, and plants are all used for human consumption, building, and decoration. 

Much like the deciduous forest, humans also utilize the coniferous forest for a source of wood.  The wood from coniferous forests is also used for the construction of homes and other buildings as well as firewood, furniture, and pieces of art.  Many of the animals are also used by humans for food.   

Rainforests are prized for their many, many natural resources.  Wood is used for homes, furniture, flooring, cabinets, and many decorative pieces.  Plants are also used for food and medicinces.  Many of the animals found in the rain forests are not found anywhere else on earth and are also used for food.

Finally, grasslands are used for farming, livestock, and homesites.  The many animals that are native to the grasslands are also used for food. 

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