Grasslands

By Seth Jefferson

Part 1

Grasslands- Vast amoumts of land with little to no trees or large shrubs


Occupied by grazing and roaming animals


Rodents include gophers and praire dogs

Carnivores- wolves, coyotes, foxes, badgers, blackfooted ferrets

Birds- meadow lark, quails, sparrows, hawks, owls

Climate grasslands can range from over 100 degrees to -40 degrees

Part 2

Populations- Grasslands don't get enough water to grow any large shrubs so they can only support grazing animals and any animals that live on said grazers.

Carrying capacity- Grasslands are able to support massive amounts of grazing and roaming animals because of its vast open plains of grass that is able to keep growing. Even after being chewed down.

Exponential Growth- Nothing much would change if this happened. The animals would just have to move around a little more so the grass can grow back.

Independant factors- Amount of rain that year. How dry it gets that year.

Dependant- Amount of baby grazers that die from carnivores or weakness. Amount of carnivores there are.

Part 5

1)Alpaca, SN: Vicunga Pacos, Adaptations: Padded feet so they don't dig up grass when they walk. Sexual reproduction. Eukaryotic heterotroph. There are about

3.5 million of them and they're not endangered.

2) waxcap fungi, SN: Hygrocybe calyptriformis, Adaptations: the are able to live on nutrient poor soil. Heterotrophic eukaryote. They are endangered but i couldn't find the number of them.

3) Rhizobium bacteria, Adaptations: Fix themselves to pants in order to get the nutrients they need. Heterotrophic prokaryote. They're bacteria so Thera probably billions of them.