By: Carol Martin
Some abiotic factors that are found in the hot and dry deserts include sand (the soil of the desert), rainfall, and small bodies of water.
Another example is the Fennec Fox. The fox adapted long ears so that they can reflect heat. This also relates to the kangaroo rats.
Another example of a plant adaption includes additional spines and spikes to the stems to discourage animals from eating that plant for its water.
The Desert's Community Interaction
Primary producers- Cacti, plants, and mosses
Primary consumers- Ants and rodents
Secondary consumers- Snakes and lizards
Tertiary consumers- Hawks and foxes
Importance of the Desert Biome
One of the many importance uses of the desert biome includes the much-needed resource called sand. Sand is used up and with the millions of miles that the deserts consume. The product is endless.
The Human Impacts on the Desert
2. Humans have developed cities.
3. Humans have added pollution.
4. Humans have done oil drilling in the desert biome.
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