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Temperate Desert Biome. By Ellie McLaughlin. Common Names. Coastal Desert Hot and Dry Desert. Earth’s Major Biomes. Temperate Deserts . Sonoran Desert- southeastern California Great Basin- east-central Nevada Northern Colorado Plateau Chihuahuan Desert- Mexican Boader. Climate.

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Temperate desert biome

Temperate Desert Biome

By Ellie McLaughlin


Common names
Common Names

Coastal Desert

Hot and Dry Desert



Temperate deserts
Temperate Deserts

  • Sonoran Desert- southeastern California

  • Great Basin- east-central Nevada

  • Northern Colorado Plateau

  • Chihuahuan Desert- Mexican Boader


Climate
Climate

  • Average 30-70 oF

  • Temperature high in summer, low in winter

  • Low precipitation



Animals
Animals

Prairie rattlesnake

Road runner

Desert snake

Desert camel

Jack Rabbit

Kangaroo Rat


Plants
Plants

Prickly pear cactus

Trichomes

Yellow paloverde tree

MammillariaParkinsoii


Adaptations plants and animals
Adaptations: Plants and Animals

  • Plants:

    • Conserve moisture

      • Lose leaves- slows growth, prevents loss of moisture

      • store water in stems

  • Animals:

    • Reducing water loss- specialized snouts, waxy body coatings

    • Regulate body temperature

      • Burrows

      • Estivate (stopping activity)


Human impacts
Human Impacts

  • Development

    • Destroys animals habitat

    • Introduces non-native plants

  • Off roading

    • Leave tracks in soil

    • Kills vegetation

    • Reduces animal population


Bibliography
Bibliography

http://environmentalsciencebiomes.weebly.com/temperate-desert.html

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/deserts.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/C0113340/text/biomes/biomes.desert.animaladapt.html