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By: Jeff Maxson, Matt Gray, Jager Illingsworth, and Sam Ensling
Eastern North America
Eastern south AmericaGeographer (Where deserts are found)
High in minerals
The soil can turn to sandstone with heat and pressure.Geographer (Soil)
many valleysGeographer (Elevation)
Mostly flat land
Many bowl shaped land forms called basinsGeographer (Land forms)
Night temperature drops to 30
Day temperature rises to 120 during the summer
During the winter can drop to 32Botanist
Common plants – shrubs (small bush)
Cacti (leafless plants with thick stems needle like spines)
Saguaro cactus (canon cactus in US thick upward growing branches
Grows in Sonoran Desert
Yuccas (evergreen plants with tall, thick steamsbotanist
What is the poor, too hotreprodution of the plants here?
They fly away and land somwhere else and growbotanist
Small grasses colonize in spare spots
More grasses and possibly some other plants as sand dune stabilizes
Bushes colonize a fear cacti colonize
Cacti increase in number and type
Cacti form full community with variety of types and age classesbotanist
Not many mammals.What class of animals that live in the desert.
The small animals ( mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects) that strive off each other in the desert.Food web
Animals have adapted by being able to take small amounts of water in there system and stay cool.
Most animals hunt at night because it’s the coolest time and its usually when more animals( prey ) are out.
Have adapted different ways to go with out water for a while.Adaption
Mutualism usually accrues in the desert water in there system and stay cool.Zoologist mutualism
Lots of lizards water in there system and stay cool.
InsectsWhat animals live in the desert
Rain, cactus, and underground water water in there system and stay cool.
Average range of 68 - 77 degrees
Max temperature is 136 degrees
Climate of little rain and high temperaturesMeteorologist
Gets up to 136 degrees f water in there system and stay cool.
Very cold at nightMeteorologist (weather)
Sand dunes up to 2 stories tall water in there system and stay cool.
Mountains and sand dunes are were the highest elevations areelevation
Up to 20 centimeters of rain a year water in there system and stay cool.Rain level