17_Grasslands

17_Grasslands - Wildlife:Soils and Grasslands Chapter 17 3...

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Wildlife :Soils and Grasslands Chapter 17
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3) Grassland habitat Types of Habitat Grasslands are divided into two main types: a) Temperate grasslands b) Tropical grasslands, commonly called savannas
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a) Temperate Grasslands Location: Temperate grasslands are located north of the Tropic of Cancer (23.5 degrees North) and south of the Tropic of Capricorn (23.5 degrees South). Include the veldts of Africa, the pampas of South America, the steppes of Eurasia, and the plains of North America
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a) Temperate Grasslands Plants: Grasses are the dominant vegetation. Trees and large shrubs are largely absent. Seasonal drought, occasional fires and grazing by large mammals all prevent woody shrubs and trees from becoming established. A few trees such as cottonwoods, oaks and willows grow in river valleys, and a few hundred species of flowers grow among the grasses.
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a) Temperate Grasslands Wildlife: Temperate grasslands have a low diversity of wildlife, but a high abundance of wildlife. In North America the
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course BIO 260 taught by Professor Dannyraymer during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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