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Eucalyptus Woodlands Location The Eucalyptus Woodlands are mainly found on the south eastern coast of Australia.

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2 Eucalyptus Woodlands

3 Location The Eucalyptus Woodlands are mainly found on the south eastern coast of Australia.

4 Climate § Climate doesn’t have extremes §Northern eucalyptus forest- Has an average of 4 inches of rainfall a month but it rains about days per month §Southern- Has an average of 4-5 inches of rain a month with about 8 rainy days per month

5 Eucalyptus Tree…

6 Eucalyptus Tree §Sclerophyll forest §Doesn’t lose its leaves every year and it doesn’t have dormant periods. §Growth is continual §Takes advantage of any rain it receives §Able to generate a growth spurt §Doesn’t lose leaves in dry times

7 Eucalyptus Leaves §Thick, waxy cuticle and hard tissue skeleton that work to reduce water loss §Leaves hang vertically to reduce transpiration

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9 Pygmy Possum §Marsupial §Nocturnal §Feed on the nectar and pollen from Eucalyptus blossom

10 Sugar Glider §Marsupial §Located in Eastern Australia §Live in tree hollows on a bed of leaves §Feed on sap and eucalyptus plants §When food is scarce they go into torpor to help conserve energy.

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12 Koala §Located in Eastern Australia §Live in the Eucalyptus trees §Live in societies §Strong claws and opposable thumbs on front and hind legs §Feed on the leaves of the Eucalyptus §Slow metabolic rate

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14 Major threats to our biome… §Clearing of land §Brushfires §Die back §Long droughts

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16 Effects of threats §No food, shelter, or social contact for the koala population §Less trees= Unhealthy koala population §Koala’s prefer trees that have adequate rainfall and more nutrients

17 THE END Created for your viewing pleasure by: Carlee Krippaehne and Danielle Murphy


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