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?
Are bison a normal type of animal for the grassland?
Climate of grassland?
Type of soil in grassland?
Thin and dry
Precipitation of grassland?
Grasses of grassland?
Buffalo grass, Sunflower, clover, blazing star
T/F Dormant season is to cold for grasses to grow.
T/F vegetation flourishes in variety of trees
T/F grasses can survive fires
T/F Large herbivores may shape grasslands in a number of ways.
T/F There are two major threats to grasslands - conversion to agriculture (or urban areas) and global warming and its attendant changes in precipitation
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
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