By: Jeff Maxson, Matt Gray, Jager Illingsworth , and Sam Ensling. desert. Eastern Africa Eastern North America Asia Australia Northern Africa Southern Africa Eastern south America. Geographer (Where deserts are found). The soil in the desert is: Coarse Light Colored High in minerals
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By: Jeff Maxson, Matt Gray, Jager Illingsworth, and Sam Ensling
Eastern North America
Eastern south America
The soil in the desert is:
High in minerals
The soil can turn to sandstone with heat and pressure.
Most often above sea level
Mostly flat land
Many bowl shaped land forms called basins
What is the growing season here?
Night temperature drops to 30
Day temperature rises to 120 during the summer
During the winter can drop to 32
Hard to grow plants in the deserts not enough rain, soil is poor, too hot
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 steams
What is the reprodution of the plants here?
They fly away and land somwhere else and grow
Describe the types of succession that can occur in the biome if any.
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 classes
Desert animals ad how they survive in the desert .
Desert animals (zoologist)
What class of animals that live in the desert.
Not many mammals.
The small animals ( mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects) that strive off each other in the desert.
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.
Mutualism usually accrues in the desert
Lots of lizards
Rain, cactus, and underground water
Average range of 68 - 77 degrees
Max temperature is 136 degrees
Climate of little rain and high temperatures
Gets up to 136 degrees f
Very cold at night
Sand dunes up to 2 stories tall
Mountains and sand dunes are were the highest elevations are
Up to 20 centimeters of rain a year