Author: Nathan Lampson
This lesson will provide an understanding of the characteristics and role of chaparrals, and its effect on living things.
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The chaparral biome is a shrubland ecosystem that is characterized by fire disturbance every 10-15 years. Rainfall in the chaparral is limited.  Plants are adapted to conditions of drought and fire; shrubs and trees have hard leaves to hold moisture and fire-dependent life cycles.  Chaparral biome is mostly found in Southern California and Baja Mexico.