Eden Caruso & Abbie Ruth Period 8
Chaparrals can be found from 30° to 50° N and 30° to 40° S latitudes. The chaparral climate occurs in central and southern coast of California; the coast areas of the Mediterranean Sea; coastal western and southern Australia; the Chilean coast in South America, and the Cape Town region of South Africa.
5 major autotrophs, 5 major heterotrophs, and 3 decomposers and/or scavengers
Heterotrophs:American coyote (Canis latrans), gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), Roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus), valley quail (Callipepla californica) , and Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis).
Decomposers/ Scavengers: Desert pack rat (Neotoma sp), Tent caterpillars (of Malacosoma), and the California mantis (Stagmomantis californica)
Describe the state of the particular biome area you are researching in terms of its preservation, degradation, or environmental status in general. Is it an area with deforestation problems? Are there national parks or nature preserves in the region? Are there specific dangers for the region that likely to be seen in the future? Are there any current environmental problems that are problematic for the region today?
Deforestation is the permanent destruction of indigenous forests and woodlands. In the Woodlands, there are many national parks such as Parks Victoria and Woodlands Waterfront Park. Also, the woodlands have a variety of nature preserves such as George Mitchell Preserve, Montgomery County Preserve, Old Riley Fuzzel Road Preserve, etc. An example of a environmental issue the woodlands face is an estimated 200,000 hectares of forests and woodlands are cut down each year due to tobacco farming. The main problematic issue in the woodlands today is cutting down trees, which affect the animals and their way of living.