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Chaparral

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Chaparral Locations of the Chaparral West Coast of the United States West Coast of South America Cape Town area of South Africa Western tip of Austrilia Coastal Areas of the Mediterranean
Climate of the Chaparral Rainfall The Chaparral only gets about 10-17 inches per year and that mainly comes from the winter, this causes fires to happen real easily
Temperature Ranges between 30 degrees in the winter to 100 degrees in the summer Typical Winds Geology of the Chaparral Terrain Flat Plains Rocky Hills Mountain Slopes Soil Type Plants of the Chaparral Blue Oak It is native to the state of California They can survive temperatures up to 100 degrees and as low 10 degrees Can grow up to 60 feet tall It has an extensive root system that can grow through cracks in rocks to depths of 80 feet to reach ground water The roots also allow it to grow in arid and fire prone regions Common Sagebrush It lives in dry plains of the western United States Can grow up to 12 feet tall When it doesn't rain for awhile the deep roots of the sagebrush can reach underground water When it does rain it has short roots just under the surface to asorb the water that comes Torrey Pine Can get up to 60 feet tall and 40 feet wide Rarest pine in the US The torrey pine's bark isn't burned easy, making it capable of living in the chaparral Lebanon Cedar (Olive Tree) Oldest known cultivated tree in history Needs lots of sun to grow To be able to survive in hot temperatures it has small leaves with a hairy underbody that slows transpiration Coyote Brush Is part of the Sunflower Family The roots extend out of the brush and they collect rain that might fall onto the land It can adapt its growth pattern to the environment because it has a waxy covering, drought resistance, and fire retardant Animals of the Chaparral Black Tailed Jackrabit They live in extreme environments in the chaparral where it is really hot in the day and cold at night It has huge ears that can control its body heat by the blood flow to its ears Jackrabbits aren't picky eaters so they usually will eat tough grasses, they also will eat their food twice to get the maximum amount of moisture out of it. They do this by pooping out the food then they will eat it again. San Joachin Kit Fox The size of their ears act like radiators which cool them down Golden Jackal The jackal is much like a small wolf The jackal grows thick fur for the winter seasons They have adapted to eating insects for food They are nocturnal because it is cooler at night Aardwolf Furry hyena that looks like a dog They are solitary except when they are raising there young Bezoar Goat Its wool helps it survive harsh moutain climate It is a herbivore and it eats mainly grass, bark, and berries They can grow to be 4 feet tall They have big ears that help them hunt termites underground, their ears also help them lose body heat The soil is very nutrient poor and vulnerable to erosion Sybiotic relationship of the chaparral Yucca moths pollinate the yucca plants Works Citied "[Biomes - Living Worlds] :: Chaparral :: Soil ." Thinkquest. Thinkquest, n.d. Web. 29 Apr 2010. <http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113340/text/biomes/biomes.
"Chaparral." blue planet biomes. blue planet biomes, 2000. Web. 29 Apr 2010. <http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/chaparral.htm>. The Chaparral lies in a belt of prevailing westernly winds, this is the main reason why most Chaparral climates are found on the western side of the continents "Introduction to the Chaparral Biome." Helium. Lime Red Tetrahedron, n.d. Web. 29 Apr 2010. <http://www.helium.com/items/1341367-chaparral-biome>. www.sci.uidaho.edu/scriptergeog100/lect/16-ecosystems-biomes/biomes-files/biomes.htm users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/B/Biomes.html
www.uwsp.edu/geo/faculty/lemke/geog101/lecture_outlines/16_global...erns.html
www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/shrub.htm
"The yucca and its moth." Waynes word, n.d. Web. 30 Apr 2010. <http://waynesword.palomar.edu/ww0902a.htm>.
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