Reuter, Temperate grassland biome

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Austin Reuter, Emily Williamson, Eve Nadeau

A Grassland Biome

Grasslands usually look like an open prairie, with few trees and many types of grasses.

What is the average temperature of a Grassland?

20'F in Janurary, and 70'F in July

What are the two types of grasses?

Tall and short grasses

What are grasslands known as in South America?

Pampas

Are bison a normal type of animal for the grassland?

Yes

Climate of grassland?

Moderate

Type of soil in grassland?

Thin and dry

Precipitation of grassland?

25-75 cm

Grasses of grassland?

Buffalo grass, Sunflower, clover, blazing star

T/F Dormant season is to cold for grasses to grow.

True

T/F vegetation flourishes in variety of trees

False

T/F grasses can survive fires

True

T/F Large herbivores may shape grasslands in a number of ways.

True

T/F There are two major threats to grasslands - conversion to agriculture (or urban areas) and global warming and its attendant changes in precipitation

True

T/F Today, a top area of research is prairie restoration. To accomplish this, invasive and non-native species must be removed, and native species planted and maintained

True

Sources?

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/grasslands.htm

http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/grass.htm

http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/grasslands.php

http://www.worldbiomes.com/biomes_grassland.htm

http://www.mbgnet.net/pfg/diverse/biomes/grasslnd/index.htm

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