This page links you to a brief description of the biomes found in Arizona as used by David Brown (1994). You may also view information and photos of some of the plants found in these biomes. Select the biome that you wish to examine from the list provided on the left. Some of the information presented here has been contributed by students in BIO 414, Native Plants of Arizona class. It is intended as a study guide for current students but may be of interest to anyone seeking information on biotic communities (biomes) and the common plants found there. The map above and text in this web site are based on the following published works.

Brown, David. 1994. Biotic Communities: Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake.

Brown, David. 1994. Biotic Communities Map. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake. [wall map with much more detail than small map above]

Phillips, A., D. House, B. Phillips. 1989. Expedition to the San Francisco Peaks. Plateau 60: 1-32.

Merriam, C. H. 1890. Results of a Biological Survey of the San Francisco Mountain Region and Desert of the Little Colorado in Arizona. U.S. Department of Agriculture. North American Fauna 3: 1-136.

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