Desert Biome Project
By: Micah Brown
- 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. 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.