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APES Biome Project
Transcript of APES Biome Project
Tropical Rain Forest
temperate deciduous forest
Has 4 seasons
Has a mis of different temperatures and precipitations
It is very hot and dry in a chaparral biome. It generally gets 10-17 inches of rain per year.
Latitude: 35-40 degrees N
Longitude: 118-123 degrees W
Latitude & Longitude:
anywhere from 23* North to 38* South
People build many buildings and tourist attractions in a chaparral. By doing so, they damage the habitats of the wildlife. Organisms eventually become endangered because they can't survive.
Includes both forests and grasslands
The dry summers make the land sensitive to fires
Some plants have adapted and now rely on the fires
People cut down forest for houses, ships, paper, ect.
Air pollution from fuels poison soil and kill wildlife
introduction of non-native plants and animals kill what is already residing in a habitat
Dry, cold, and windy
deciduous means change in color- as with the seasons
most animals are camoflauge with the forest floor to hide from preditors
plants loose there leaves
Latitude: 75 to 60 degrees N
Longitude: 156 degrees W
People create air pollution which damages the ecosystem. Oil spills can kill wildlife and ruin their habitats.
Tundra means 'treeless land'
Most animals hibernate
Tundra covers about 20% of Earth
leaves change colors
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Latitude: 35 degrees N to 15 degrees S
Longitude: 35 degrees W to 15 degrees E
Average Temperature is over 64 degrees F
1 inch of rain per year
People use irrigation for agriculture purposes and it may lead to salt levels in the soil and become too high to support the plants living there. Nuclear waste is dumped in the desert and also causes damage to the environment.
Animals of the Tropical Rainforest:
African Forest Elephant
Plants of the Tropical Rainforest:
Tropical moist climate, humid, warm
20% of deserts on Earth are covered in sand
Desert biomes cover 1/3 of Earth
The largest desert is the Sahara
Eastern Milk Snake
Average Temperature: 70-85 degrees F
more than 100 inches of rain per year
No true seasons
Dry periods don't last long enough for the leaves to dry
Latitude: 16 degrees S to 20 degrees N
Longitude: 95 degrees E to 130 degrees E
Hot summers (above 90 degrees)
Cold winters (below 0 degrees)
Low to moderate rainfall (20-35in)
Temperature: -40* C to 20* C, Average summer temperature is 10* C
Precipitation: 300 to 900 millimeters of rain per year
Vegetation: Coniferous - Evergreen Trees / Trees that produce needles and cones that stay all year round
Each year over 90,000 square miles are harvested for human use
2% of the rainforest is lost annually
137 species are lost per day
deforestation has cause land mass to go from 15 million square kilometers to 8 million square kilometers
The deciduous forest has four distinct seasons, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. In the autumn the leaves change color. During the winter months the trees lose their leaves.
The animals adapt to the climate by hibernating in the winter and living off the land in the other three seasons.
The use of agriculture causes an increase in soil erosion. The hunting of animals will eventually lead to endangered species or even extinction.
25% of Earth is covered by grassland
Grasslands are normally located between a forest and a desert
Latitude: 37 degrees N to 34 degrees S
Longitude: 51 degrees E to 17 degrees W
An area of a rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed each second.
In the moist rainforests of South America, sloths move so slowly that algae are able to grow in their fur.
The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.
have cold, long, snowy winters, and warm, humid summers; well-defined seasons, at least four to six frost-free months.
Logging may worsen global warming and destroy the habitat of some animals.
The excessive amount of hunting and trapping can create a negative effect on the population
Roads can act as barriers to organisms and isolate populations of the same species.
Animals of the Savanna:
African Wild Dog
The coniferous forest is probably the worlds largest land biome.
The coniferous forest was named after the conifer tree that produces seeds and cones.
The main source of food in the coniferous forest is the seeds produced by the conifer trees.
Grassland in the summer
Plants of the savanna:
Jackal Berry Tree
Umbrella Thorn Acacia
in the climate group A/W, which means tropical climate with a dry season in the winter
Average Temperature: 68-86 degrees F
Precipitation Patterns: 10-30 inches of rain per year
Latitude: 15 degrees N to 30 degrees S
Latitude & Longitude:
is found in 50° to 60°N latitudes.
Longitude: 15 degrees W to 40 degrees W
a very long dry season in the summer
a very wet season in the winter
tourism brings in a lot of money that helps fund conservation reserves
humans have wiped out a large portion of African savanna to raise cattle
Hunting has exterminated and endangered several animal species
Savanna during the dry season
Savanna during the wet season
Eastern Milk Snake
Around half of the African continent, or 5 million square miles, is taken up by savanna
Most of Africa's 2,300 species of birds are found in the savanna
Many animals have developed tough cheek teeth so they can stand their diets. Most animals cannot eat tough grass like the animals that live in the Savanna.
Tropical Rainforest during the wet season
Tropical Rainforest during the dry season