This article describes design decisions that will be rediscussed before their implementation in the future, and as such are not final.
Plains are biomes dominated by by tiny to midlarge sessile organisms, usually autotrophs. They are a step in between deserts and forests in amount of precipitation. The list of Plains biomes is unfinished.
occurs: on the sides of mountains
resources: rainfall, snowmelt
elevation: Approximately 5000 feet upwards - relative to latitude.
climate: high temperatures are up to 10 C. great temperature variation between day and night
topography: sloped ground, poor soil
secession stage: 2
autotroph niches: carnivores and herbivores up to midsize
heterotroph niches:up to midsize. (small trees/shrubs are included.)
other: All organizms must be adapted to a thinner atmosphere, meaning less oxygen. High winds probable.