The Desert

By Emily Colson

Abiotic Factors

Some of the abiotic factors in the desert include the sand, sunlight, water, air, and temperature. The sand is very dry. The sun is the reason it is a desert. If it was rainy and cloudy, then the desert would turn into something else. There is little to none water in the desert. It gets less than 20 inches of rain per year. Because of the very low rainfall per year, there is very little humidity in the air. The temperature


Location-Deserts are typically located in areas that are not close to a coast or big body of water. Here are a few of the biggest deserts in the world- the Sahara, the Australian Desert, the Arabian Desert and more.

Average Temperatures, Average Rainfall, and Seasonal Changes

Average temperatures- Anual temperatures- 68 - 77 F

High maximum-110.3 - 120.2 F

Low maximum-3.2 F

Average rainfall- 2-4 inches per year

Seasonal changes- The desert typically doesn't change much. During the winter months it gets colder and in the summer months it gets hotter but the temperature is typically the only thing that changes.

Cooperation in the Desert

When a bird lives on a cactus. The bid gets food and the cactus gets perfection.

Competition in the Desert

Vultures all compete for dying animals.

4 prey/predictor Relationships in the Desert

  1. Mountain Lion and Mule Deer
  2. Tarantula and Tarantula Hawk
  3. Scorpion and insects
  4. Snakes and Rodents.

Interesting facts

  • Around 1/3 of the land in the world is deserts.
  • The word "desert" means "an abandoned place"
  • Largest desert is the Sahara

Threats to the Biome

The threats that seam to be the most impacting are; city development, little rainfall, off-road vehicle use, and global warming.

Global importance

The desert is important because plants and animals live there. Many different plants and animals have evolved from those that come from deserts.