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Chaparral Biome.

A.P.E.S. Biomes Project. Adam, Hamish, Julian, Brianna, & Tristan. Period 1.

adam meadows

on 18 October 2012

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Chaparral Biome Longitude & Latitude Average Rainfall: 10 - 17 inches per year. There is very little rain. Abiotic Factors Animals Plants Adaptions Soil Composition: The soil is not very nutrient rich and is fairly dry. The soil erodes easily and the as it is generally shallow with clay or rock underneath. More Abiotic Factors Bibliography Average Temperature: ranges from 30 - 100 degrees Fahrenheit with and average of 64 degrees. The chaparral has mild seasons due to the ocean. Wind Patterns: generally cool, dry ocean breezes. Geographic Features: hills and mountains with slopes of 20-70 degrees. Solar Radiation: large amounts of sunlight and heat (drought area) Limiting Factors: The water amount and availability is relatively low. Plants can only absorb so much water. Also the nutrient amounts in the soil limits growth. Longitude: 30°-40° Some examples of Chaparral regions are the Mediterranean Sea border, central Chile, and southern California to northern Baja California. Latitude: Varies Brush Rabbit Bobcat Gopher Snake Alligator Lizard Manzanita Red Shanks Mountain Mahogany Manzanita-during times of extreme draught, this plant can cut off water supply to sections of branches in order to survive. Gopher Snake- Gopher Snakes have enlarged angled scales on the tips of its nose, allowing them to burrow downwards. Mountain Mahogany- during a draught, this tree has the ability to shrink in size in order to survive. Climatogram Cilmatogram of
San Diego, a city
within a Chaparral
region showing the typical dry summers and non-fluctuating year round weather. General Environmental Status The "soft" chaparral, also known as coastal sage scrub is threatened by habitat loss due to urban and suburban expansion. This is particularly true here in California. Chaparral is particularly susceptible to intense wildfires, the potential for such fires increases with human over development. Bibliography www.ag.arizona.edu/oals/watershed/highlands/chaparral/chplantwater.html
www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-chaparral-biome.htm Efforts have been made to preserve the chaparral biome in California. Several Examples of preserved chaparral are the Cleveland, Angeles, San Bernardino, and the Los Padres National Forests Preserving the Chaparral Biome Coyote Brush BREA TEMP./PRECIPITATION
Jan 71°F 48°F 60°F | 2.86 in.

Feb 71°F 48°F 60°F | 3.18 in.

Mar 73°F 51°F 62°F | 1.90 in.

Apr 76°F 53°F 65°F | 0.80 in.

May 78°F 57°F 68°F | 0.28 in.

Jun 81°F 61°F 71°F | 0.10 in.

Jul 87°F 65°F 76°F | 0.03 in.

Aug 89°F 65°F 77°F | 0.01 in.

Sep 87°F 63°F 75°F | 0.25 in.

Oct 82°F 58°F 70°F | 0.72 in.

Nov 76°F 52°F 64°F | 1.38 in.

Dec 70°F 47°F 59°F | 2.02 in. California: Chaparral
Mediterranean Sea: Maquis
Chile: Matorral
South Africa: Fynbos
Australia: Mallee
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