Grasslands Biome Project

By: Ashlon Jackson

Grasslands Biome Description

Temperate grasslands are located north of the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees North) and south of the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees South). The major temperate grasslands include the veldts of Africa, the pampas of South America, the steppes of Eurasia, and the plains of North America. Savannas have scattered trees and predominate in certain parts of Africa, South America, Australia and Asia. Temperate grasslands are largely devoid of trees, receive less rainfall than savannas and endure broader temperature extremes. There are two types of temperature grasslands, steppes and prairies. Steppes have shorter grasses, and prairies have taller grasses due to higher precipitation. You can find both types of temperate grasslands throughout North America and Europe.

Grasslands Abiotic Factors

Climate. Temperate grasslands have hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures can be well over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, whilewinter temperatures can be as low as -40 degrees Fahrenheit. They typically have between 10 and 35 inches of precipitation a year, much of it occurring in the late spring and early summer.Temperate grassland are filled with many hills all throughout the plain. The grass on steppes is very short and dry steppes are flat grounds that are like patches throughout the whole grassland. Savannas are never mountainous. They sometimes contain landforms such as plateaus.

Some of the Grasslands

Guranteed An Excellent Sight

Grasslands Biotic Factors

This is the Tibet Changtang Grasslands with mostly cows and bulls.

Grasslands Ecological Concerns or Issues

A quarter of Earth was once covered by grasslands, but much of these have now been turned into farms. This has resulted in a widespread loss of wildlife habitat. To prevent animals from disappearing and dying people have started to change the grasslands by planting plants so their environment can be healthier.