Presentation on theme: "Tropical Scrub Forest E S & L R Biology 2 nd Hour June 3 rd, 2013."— Presentation transcript:
Tropical Scrub Forest E S & L R Biology 2 nd Hour June 3 rd, 2013
Abiotic (Climate & Environment) Mostly desert and areas of low lying dense under brush. Plenty of winds. About 20-30 inches of rain a year. The low rainfall usually causes forest fires during the summer. Average temperature is 20C (68F).
Biotic (Living Things) Many trees in the scrub forest are oaks and evergreens. Plants include: ferns, various types of bushes and eucalyptus trees. Snakes are the biggest predators in the scrub forest, eating about anything that comes in its way. Lizards/Iguanas, small rodents, and insects are all inhabitants of the forest.
Food Web Plant life Insects Rats or small rodents Lizards/Iguanas Snakes
Geographic Location Locations of tropical scrub forests around the world include: California (the chaparral) The Mediterranean (Europe, North Africa, and Asia Minor: around the Mediterranean Sea) Chile (matorral) South Africa (fynbos) Australia (the mallee scrub) Catalina and Santa Cruz (elfin forest) (Tropical Scrub Forest in yellow)
Vocab Words Fynbos- the natural shrubland or heathland vegetation occurring in a small belt of the Western Cape of South Africa, mainly in winter rainfall in the coastal and mountainous areas with a Mediterranean climate. Inhabitants- a person or animals that is a permanent r esident of a particular place or region. Matorral- a Spanish word for shrubland, thicket, or bushes. It is used when naming and describing the Mediterranean climate in Chile. Mallee- the growth of certain eucalypt species with multiple stems usually located in Australia.
Questions Who is the tropical scrub forest’s top predator? a. Lizard b. Snake c. Insects Which tropical scrub forest is located in Chile? a. Matorral b. Elfin c. Chaparral