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Desert Biome

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Natalie Nelson

on 3 October 2017

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Desert Biome
-The average precipitation is 250mm a year
-The average temperature is 50 degrees celsius
Biotic Factors
Desert Lark
The gopher
Feral Cacti
Desert Tortoise
(Gopherus Agassizii)
The Desert Tortoise eats grass, wild flowers, shrubs, and cacti
It's habitat includes Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert
Its enemies are ravens, gila monsters, coyotes and fire ants

They prey on juvenviles that are 2-3 inches long with a delicate shell

Desert Grass
Its desert biome locations are West Africa, Cental Asia, and the Middle East
Its average height is 40cm, and its green
The Water Cycle

The grass collects the moisture then releases it as water vapor to be condensed
The Carbon Cycle
The grass takes carbon dioxide and sunlight and turn it into oxygen and sugar
Nitrogen Cycle
The grass stores the nitrogen, then reuse it in a cycle
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“Desert Biome Facts.” Math, www.softschools.com/facts/biomes/desert_biome_facts/167/.


“Desert Tortoise.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Sept. 2017, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_tortoise.

“Basic Facts About Desert Tortoises.” Defenders of Wildlife, 10 Apr. 2014, www.defenders.org/desert-tortoise/basic-facts.


“Ecosystem.” Ducksters Educational Site, www.ducksters.com/science/ecosystems/carbon_cycle.php.
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