Grassland

Biome

Weather and Climate

Temperature-Hot dry summers and cold snowy winters


Precipitation-About 500 to 900 mm of rain per year

Landforms

Animals

African wild cat
African elephant
Artelopes
Baboon
Buffalo

Plants

There are many species of grasses that live in this biome, including, purple needlegrass, wild oats, foxtail, ryegrass, and buffalo grass. Many animals munch on this grasses, but they survive because the the growth point on the is very close to the ground, also with under ground

Adaptations need for plants and animals to survive in the biome

Animal adaptations-The animals that live in grasslands have adapted to dry, windy conditions.There are grazing animals(that eat the grass). burrowing animals, and their predators;insects are abundant. A moderate of level species diversity exists on grasslands



Plants adaptations-grasses have adapted to unveliable levels of precipitation by growing narrow leaves, which restrics water loss. Many grasses have taken advantage of the windy conditions and are wind polinated, while soft stems anable them to bend in the strong winds and prevent any damage

Relationships

Predator-Prey - one example of predator-prey relationships in grassland are the lion and the wilde beest.


Competition-

Limiting factors

Biotic-



Abiotic -Warm to hot summer; cold winters; moderate, seasonal precipitation; fertile soils; occasional fires.

Ecological concerns

One of the main enviromental concerns regarding temperate grasslands is the conversion of grasslands to farmland.