The abiotic, or non-living, components of desert ecosystems include soil composition, annual precipitation, temperature and prevailing winds. These factors influence the biotic, or...
Plants in Desert Biomes
Desert biomes cover one-fifth of the world's surface. They are arid environments with extreme temperatures, both high and low. Occasional flood and fires impose additional hardships. Despite this, deserts have a wide variety of specially adapted plants,...
Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface and occur where rainfall is
less than 50 cm/year. Although most deserts, such as the Sahara of North Africa ...
In this report you will learn about Hot and Dry Deserts and Cold Deserts. I hope
you enjoy! A Hot and Dry Desert is, as you can tell from the name, hot and dry.
Due to very dry conditions and poor soil quality in the desert
only a small number of plants can survive. Plants in coastal desert
regions have broad thick leaves or large root systems to absorb and retain large amounts of water. Deserts
are home to many burrowing ani... More »
The desert biome is one that is very hot and dry. They are found at the lower
latitudes, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Light winds.
LOCATION: Although few animals and plants are adapted to the extremely dry
desert life, the desert is a vital biome. The desert is important because it covers ...
Desert biomes are the driest of all the biomes. In fact, the most important
characteristic of a desert is that it receives very little rainfall. Most deserts receive
The temperature range for the subtropical desert in the top left figure goes too far
to the right. The temperate grassland and desert biomes outlined in the second ...
The desert biome is an ecosystem that forms due to the low level of rainfall it
receives each year. Deserts cover about 20% of the Earth. There are four major ...