Temperate Grassland Makayla

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Temperate Grassland Makayla

  1. 1. Temperate Grassland By: Ma-Kayla Johnson Josh Parks
  2. 2. Temperate Grassland <ul><li>Temperate grasslands are composed of a rich mix of grasses and forbs and underlain by some of the world's most fertile soils. </li></ul><ul><li>Since the development of the steel plow most have been converted to agricultural lands. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Where is the temperate grassland located? <ul><li>North America: the prairies of the Central Lowlands and High Plains of the US and Canada. </li></ul><ul><li>The Palouse Prairie of eastern Washington state, the California grasslands, and the desert grasslands of the Southwest are also temperate grasslands. </li></ul><ul><li>Eurasia: the steppes from Ukraine eastward through Russia and Mongolia. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Geological Location <ul><li>Geographical Location :Geographical Location Temperate Grasslands are located all through out the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The coordinates of the Nebraskan Grasslands are, Longitude: 95° 25'W to 104°W Latitude: 40°N to 43°N </li></ul><ul><li>The coordinates of the Australian Grasslands are, Latitude: 33° 52' S Longitude: 151° 12' E The coordinates of the African Grasslands are, Latitude: 30.0S Longitude: 20.0E </li></ul>
  5. 7. Average temperature for each season. <ul><li>In the winter, grassland temperatures can be as low as -40° F, and in the summer it can be as high 70° F. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two real seasons: a growing season and a dormant season. </li></ul><ul><li>The growing season is when there is no frost and plants can grow (which lasts from 100 to 175 days). </li></ul><ul><li>During the dormant (not growing) season nothing can grow because its too cold. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Types of vegetation <ul><li>Temperate grasslands are characterized as having grasses as the dominant vegetation. </li></ul><ul><li>Trees and large shrubs are absent. </li></ul><ul><li>Temperate grasslands have hot summers and cold winters. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Flora (plants) adaptive strategies <ul><li>There are two real seasons: a growing season and a dormant season. </li></ul><ul><li>However, a few trees, such as cottonwoods, oaks, and willows grow in river valleys, and some nonwoody plants, specifically a few hundred species of flowers, grow among the grasses. </li></ul><ul><li>The various species of grasses include purple needlegrass, blue grama, buffalo grass, and galleta. </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers include asters, blazing stars, coneflowers, goldenrods, sunflowers, clovers, psoraleas, and wild indigos. </li></ul>
  8. 11. Types of flora <ul><li>The various species of grasses include purple needlegrass, blue grama, buffalo grass, and galleta. </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers include asters, blazing stars, coneflowers, goldenrods, sunflowers, clovers, psoraleas, and wild indigos. </li></ul>
  9. 12. Adaptive strategies for animals <ul><li>The animals that live in grasslands have adapted to dry, windy conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>There are grazing animals (that eat the grass), burrowing animals, and their predators; insects are abundant. </li></ul><ul><li>A moderate of level species diversity exists on a grassland. </li></ul>
  10. 13. Problems in temperate grasslands <ul><li>The main problem in temperate grasslands is drought that it causes fires. </li></ul><ul><li>Thick grass cover – prevents tree seeds from taking hold. </li></ul><ul><li>Fire destroys any trees that may take hold – underground stems and buds of perennial grasses not affected by fire (as opposed to trees and shrubs that have above-ground stems and buds). </li></ul>
  11. 14. What % of earth does my biome take up. <ul><li>The temperate biome takes 25% to 40% of the planet. </li></ul><ul><li>Most are used for farms for soybeans and other stuff we eat. </li></ul>
  12. 15. Bibliography <ul><li>Http:/answers.yahoo.com/questions/index2quid20071024102015AA7cAe </li></ul><ul><li>Www.encyclopedia.com/doc/igc </li></ul><ul><li>Www3.interscince.wiley.com </li></ul><ul><li>Www. Slideshare.com </li></ul>

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