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Savanna Biome Presentation

Presentation on the Savanna Biom for Dr. Winters Earth Science Class.

Lilliana Chalfant

on 13 November 2012

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Transcript of Savanna Biome Presentation

Preservation Efforts Environmental Stress Location Climate Life Ecological Importance -Takes up half of the African Continent with The African Savanna being 5 million square miles
-Support a large number of species competing for living space
-Home to one of the most diverse group of living species on Earth
-Porous soil provides excellent nutrients in vegetation
- Diversity in inhabitants allows for herbivores and carnivores to live in harmony -Controlled Burning Programs
-Creating nature preserves to keep the savanna natural
-The Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
-(One of the most famous National Parks in the world)
-One of the most poorly conserved, damages are irreversible -Seasonal Fires
-March brings violent thunderstorms
-If rain fails to come the new life fails to have anything to feed on
-Not enough rain fall to support the forests
-Clearing of land for crops Savanna Biome -Almost half the surface of Africa
-Covers parts of Australia, South
America and India Warm and Wet
-Annual Rainfall 20-50 inches per year
-Rains approx. 6-8 months.
-Rain in Summer

Hot and Dry
- Rain months followed by a drought
-Dry season in Winter Grasses
-Bermuda Grass
-Orginally From African Savannas
-Elephant Grass
-Grows up to 10 ft. tall
-Purple in color
-Senegal Gum Acacai
-Can live through long periods of drought
-Oozes sap or gum
-Umbrella thorn Acacai
-Most recognizable tree of African Savannas By Lilly Chalfant
and Sami Paterno Animals 2 million large plant-eating mammals live in the Savanna.
-45 species of mammals
-almost 500 species of birds
-55 species of acacia in the Serengeti Plains Black Mamba
-The most deadly snake
-Lives in low habitats like Savannas
Nigriceps Ant
-Live in a certain type of tree
-Sting for defense
-Most powerful predator of the Savanna
-Means Earth Wolf in Afrikaans
-Hyena common to African Savannas Types of Savannas Climatic
-Results from Climatic Situations
-(Temperature Change)
-Caused by soil conditions, not maintained by fire
-Savanna created by man made clearing for cultivation Keep Savannas Wild! http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/grassland.htmlhttp://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/savanna.htm
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