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So what is the Chaparral Biome
Chaparral is a noun and means vegetation consisting chiefly of tangled shrubs and thorny bushes. A chaparral biome is created when cool water from an ocean merges with landmass that is at a high temperature according to Bio expedition. It's characterized by forests and grasslands, it has hot summers, low precipitation and cool winters.
- It is the only biome found in every continent. Mostly in North America
- Found where there is a Mediterranean climate such as California
- It has other names such as temperate shrub-land, Mediterranean Scrubland, and sclerophyll forest
- Its plants are highly flammable due its dry weather. However, most fires are caused by humans
- Some people believe that fires are healthy for the biome
- Receives about 10-17 inches a year
- Most of the animals are nocturnal
- It normally borders a dessert biome
- Some common animals of the chaparral biome are coyotes, mule deer, pray mantis, and ladybugs..
- Jack Rabbit
- Grey Fox
- Mountain Lion
- Spotted Skunk
- Dessert fox
- Cactus Wren
- Yuca, Killer plants, protea, toyon, cacti, Manzanita
- Nutrient poor soil
- Hot and Dry summers
- Mild Winter
- An example of a plant adaptation is vertical orientation of leaves and the ability to survive long periods of time without water.
- The first animal adaptation would be their ability to survive without much water.
- The second animal adaptation would be that their nocturnal and usually small.
Food Web and Food Chain
Importance of Biome
Human Impacts on Biome
- They have caused Forest fires
- They have altered landscape
- They have created water divisions
- Although there are new efforts by the EPA and environmentalists to ensure the protection of this biome
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