Abiotic Factors In The Chaparral Biome


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In the winter the Chaparral climate is mild
and moist.
During the summer it is very hot and dry.
The temperature is mainly mild but it can get very hot and to nearly freezing.
The temperature is between 30° and 100° F.

The Chaparral only receives about 10-17 inches of rain all year, and most of it comes in the winter.
Since a majority of the summer is dry, only plants with hard leaves can survive.
Many leaves are also hairy so they can collect the moisture out of the air and use it.

There are many fires in the chaparral because of the heat and dryness, but most of the plants have adapted to the occasional fires.
Their seeds will lie dormant until there is a fire and then their seed casings will crack and the seed will sprout.

The soil in the chaparral biome is very nutrient poor. This is because humans are damaging the biomes to benefit themselves. After a biome is destroyed, plants that used to hold the ground together die.