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Edward's Plateau

Eco Region Project Choice A
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Kimberley Teas

on 25 September 2012

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Edward's Plateau Eco Region Project Choice A By:Kimberley Teas Resources: Resources: Buffalograss-(Buchloe dactyloides): a short, sod-forming grass,about five inches or less. Buffalograss' roots cling to the soil and help control erosion. Juniper Tree-(Juniperus communis): a shrub or a small tree, about 3-4 feet high , a place for birds to nest White-tailed deer-(odecaileus virginianus):a herbivore, its fur turns brown in summer and gray in winter, when it is alarmed it snorts and hits its hooves to the ground to warn others Golden-cheeked warbler-(Dendroica Chrysoparia): an endangered songbird that is about five inches in length and requires ash and juniper tree as a habitat Black-Capped Viero-(Viero atricapilla): an endangered bird that is about 4.5 inches, they like to live in open grasslands with small shrubs(just like the Edwards Plateau!) There are lots of biotic factors and here are just a few; plants,animals,bacteria,insects and flowers. Some abiotic factors of the Edwards Plateau; rocks,soil,sun,air and water. A few producers of Edward's Plateau: Juniper trees ,buffalo grass,switch grass, cedar trees and indian grass. Some consumers of Edward's Plateau; white-tailed deer, blind salamanders,pronghorn antelope,cricket frogs and blue herons. 1: Texas Parks and Wildlife workers educate landowners of the region on how to take care of their lands. Beneficial ways humans impact the Edwards Plateau: 2: Pedernales River Project helps control exotic and white-tail deer population and controls non-native plants and animals. Harmful ways humans impact the Edwards Plateau: 1: People are moving into the area and using the animals land to build houses and businesses. 2: Bird population is being threatened by construction of aquifers Harmful ways that humans affect the Edwards plateau: 1: People are moving into the region and are taking away the land from the animals 2: The Population of birds is being threatened by the building of reservoirs. Drought If a drought were to occur in my region there would be many consequences. White-Tailed deer would lack there primary food source and would be forced to eat plants that were meant to be eaten later. Many animals would lose cover behind plants to hide from their predators. If a drought were to occur in my region there would be many consequences. The White-tailed deer would lose its primary food source and be forced to eat pants that should be eaten later. The deer and other animals would also lose places to hide from predators. Flood If a flood were to occur there would also be consequences. A flood would cause a chain reaction, plants being washed away means less herbivore consumers which means less carnivore consumers and so on... http://www.tarleton.edu/Departments/range/Shrublands/Texas%20Edwards/texasedwardsplateau.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY7ueukM1QQ http://www.texasalmanac.com/topics/environment/wildlife Switchgrass:(Panicum Virgatum)-Hollow stems, blades of grass as tall as 3 feet ,good for grazing and wildfire fuel Climatogram Buffalo grass Pronghorn Antelope Coyote Mushrooms Food Chains: Switchgrass Grasshopper Turkey Bobcat Tree
Mushroom Indian Grass Caterpillar Black-Capped Viero Diamond Back
Rattlesnake Bobcat Worms Texas Wintergrass Butterfly Tarantula Opossum Coyote Beetle Bacteria PLANTS OF THE EDWARDS PLATEAU: ANIMALS OF THE EDWARDS PLATEAU: Three Limiting Factors: 1: The amount of rain.The amount of rain can cause a drought,flood or a flourishing of life. 2: The temperature.If its too hot or too cold it may cause the plant to grow wrong. 3: Over hunting. This causes the deer population to go down which will cause the overgrowth of plants. Also, causing coyotes and bobcats to go looking for food in other places. Switchgrass Buffalograss Juniper trees Oak trees Grasshoppers Butterflies Spiders Catterpillars Mice Birds Snakes Snakes Owls Possums Bobcats Coyotes Mushrooms Worms Decomp. Interrelationships in my ecoregion: Predation: a coyote eating/attacking a white-tailed deer Parasitism: a worm inside of a turkey Commensalism: the egret and the cattle ,it gets bugs away from cattle and as the cattle walk they stir up more bugs for the egrets to eat Mutualism: the relationship between bovines and bacteria in the intestines, the bovines benefit by having their food digested and the bacteria benefits by getting a supply of nutrients. Competition:a coyote and a bobcat are a example of this,they are both after the same food. !The End!
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