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.
- Plants have to find their water.
- They either have to get it from the rain or underground.
- Some plants get water from dew.
Stores water inside, doesn't need a lot of water
Prickly Pear Cactus
Its pads store water, roots adapt to climate
Triangle Lear Bursage
long roots allow it to survive in desert biome
- 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.
Stores energy in hump, can go for a long time without water.
It digs burrows in the ground to live and keep cool.
Their large ears keep them cool.
- 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.
- The Sahara desert in Northern Africa is the largest in the world.
- 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.