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Reuter, Temperate grassland biome

Austin Reuter, Emily Williamson, Eve Nadeau
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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