Desert Biome Project

By: Micah Brown

Desert Characteristics

  • There are a couple different type of Deserts.
  • Some are hot during the day and cold at night.
  • Some are hot all the time.
  • Deserts can be cold all the time, I bet you didn't know that antarctica was a desert.
  • One of the main characteristics of a desert is that a desert receives very

    little precipitation throughout the year.

  • Deserts are located all over the world but one of the first deserts were in Africa.

  • Deserts cover about 1/5 of the earths surface.

Deserts Abiotic Factors

  • All months have average temperatures over 64° F (18° C).
  • The average daytime temperature is 100°F but at night the average temperature is 25°F.
  • Generally, a desert is defined as an area that receives less than 10 inches, or 25 centimeters,of precipitation a year.

Desert Landforms

  • Desert Landforms. 10 to 20% of the desert is covered with sand. Other landforms include alluvial fan, butte, dunes, mesas, oasis,plateau, and canyons.
  • The deserts don't have bodies of water in them.But some deserts use to be bodies of water.
  • Some deserts have canyons but if they do it wouldn't be that big.
  • There are never islands in the desert.

Desert Biotic Factors and Ecological concerns

  • The animals that live in the desert usually have special adaptations that allow them to survive in the desert.
  • The main animals that live in the desert are Reptiles and Amphibians.
  • Some animals in the desert are endangered including the Lappet-Faced Vulture.
  • They main issue right now in the desert is global warming.
  • It is kinda of stupid to think that global warming would effect a already hot desert but even small changes in temperature or precipitation could drastically impact plants and animals living in the desert.