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1. Grasses a. Drought tolerant b. Can re-grow from base c. Family Poaceae i. 10000 species d. Important for habitat/food web i. Lay eggs ii. Nests built e. Humans i. Grains ii. Hay iii. Sugar f. Soil profile i. Grassland 1. thick topsoil ii. forests 1. less topsoil iii. deserts 1. even less in deserts g. Topsoil i. Minerals ii. Detritus iii. Decomposers 2. Types of Grasslands a. Temperate 1. Fluctuating temperatures 2. Generally dry 3. Too dry for a forests 4. Too wet for deserts ii. Prairie: North America a. created by rain shadow
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Unformatted text preview: 2. short grass a. closest to rockies 3. mixed grass 4. tall grass a. furthest east of rain shadow iii. Steppe: asia 1. short grasses iv. Veld(Veldt): South Africa 1. mixed grasess v. Pampas: South America 1. clumped grass vi. Rangeland: U.S. intermountain areas vii. ALL HAVE HIGH FIRE FREQUENCY b. Tropical Savannah 1. Hot all year 2. Rainy season ii. 3. Human Land Use...
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