Desert Biomes

By Kyle Israel

Vitals of biome

  • Deserts are located in North America, South America, Africa, Austrailia
  • Abiotic factors: hot/warm temperatures and little precipitation

Climate of biome

  • In desert biome, average temperature is 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Average rainfall is 1 inch per year in biome.

Plant life

  • Plants have to find their water.
  • They either have to get it from the rain or underground.
  • Some plants get water from dew.

Animals

  • Animals in the desert have to use tactics to survive.
  • Sometimes it is hard to find food and water.
  • Some animals come out at night when it's cooler.
  • Competition in the desert is hard for organisms. One example of competition is a group of species fighting for a water hole. Another is two coyotes competing for a dead rabbit carcass.
  • For predator and prey relationships, a hawk is the predator and a snake is the prey. A coyote is the predator and a rabbit is the prey. A snake is the predator and a mouse is the prey. Lastly, a lizard would be a predator and a small insect would be the prey.

Additional info

  • The Sahara desert in Northern Africa is the largest in the world.

Ecological concerns

  • Some threats to the Desert biome are its change in climate temperatures, the grazing and overeating of animals, and human activities.
  • The Mexican bobcat and cougar are two endangered species that live in the desert biome.
  • A desert is important to humans because of its natural gas and fossil fuels underground.