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Desert Biome


Kayla Curtis

on 25 January 2013

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Desert Biome By: Autumn Stansky and Kayla Curtis Human Impact and Endangered species Auto & Heterotrophs Autotrophs Heterotrophs Resources Endangered Species Video Overview Climate Humans Impact Hot and Dry Deserts Coastal Deserts Cold Deserts Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earths Surface Warm throughout the year and very hot in the summer
Winters bring very minimal rainfall
Soils are course textured, shallow, and rocky. Range from -2 degrees Celsius to 4 degrees Celsius
During the winter a cold desert receives from 15-26 centimeters of snow.
10% of the ground is covered with plants and have heavy and silty soils.
Some animals that live in the cold deserts are:
Rabbits, Kangaroo rats and mice, ground squirrels. Cool winters and long warm summers
Temperatures max at 35 degrees Celsius to a minimum of -4 degrees Celsius Humans destroy the land the deserts contain all the time. Off-roading on open land with ATV's destroying vegetation.
Cattle grazing, farming, and ranching all destroy the deserts.
Tracks from off road vehicles destroy the roots of many plants causing them to go extinct. The temperature ranges from about 32 degrees fahrenheit at night, to around 113 degrees fahrenheit during the day! Joshua Tree -

Cholla -

Prickly Pear Cactus - Jackrabbit http://www.indioumc.com/Media/joshua%20tree.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YljB5GyMflc/T8Ps6FWQzmI/AAAAAAAADF0/hqiJrcw9I7U/s1600/hummingbird.jpg - -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muoG98I1tLc- Ocelot - Prairie Dog - Gila Monster - More Endangered Species Kangaroo Rat - Peregrine Falcon - Rainfall in American Deserts is higher than all others - receiving almost 28 centimeters a year ! Rain is also known to evaporate before even hitting the ground because of the humidity in the atmosphere Hummingbird Kangaroo Rat Autotrophs Creosote Bush -

Desert Grasses -

Singapore - Interesting Facts Located in South America, the Atacama Desert is the driest place in the world.
Hot deserts usually feature high temperatures in the daytime and cold temperatures at night.
Deserts have very low humidity.
Despite the extreme conditions, deserts are home to a range of well suited plant life including various shrubs and cacti. They are also home to animals such as lizards and coyote. More Interesting Facts Shallow, salty lakes can form temporarily from time to time in deserts.

Deserts often contain large mineral deposits.

Deserts can be good locations to farm solar energy.

The video game Mario Kart 64 features a track called 'Kalimari Desert', a reference to the Kalahari Desert found in Southern Africa. Heterotrophs Javelina -

Coyote -

King Cobra - Heterotrpohs Gopher -

Mountain Lion -

Rattle Snake - -http://www.google.com/imgres?hl=en&tbo=d&biw=1034&bih=875&tbm=isch&tbnid=ZSit4EwvLWKohM:&imgrefurl=http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/arolrsmain/paria/climate.html&docid=le34p0p-YiNEFM&imgurl=http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/az/paria.Par.89459.Image.-1.-1.1.gif&w=452&h=280&ei=kx_4UIKZEuiF0QHOsYGQCw&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=503&sig=117743034153728465069&page=1&tbnh=136&tbnw=219&start=0&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0,i:87&tx=128&ty=49
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