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Author: Amanda Soderlind

This lesson will provide an understanding of the characteristics and role of chaparrals, and its effect on living things.

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A chaparral is one of the world’s biomes. A chaparral is found on the coasts of continents and is known to be hot and dry. Chaparrals can have varying landscapes depending on where they are located. Some chaparrals are hilly, some are mountainous and some are flat plains. Because of the varying landscapes organisms can slightly vary from one chaparral to another but generally life in a chaparral resembles life in a prairie or desert area. This includes various types of plants including some trees and shrubs and animals such as coyotes, small mammals, birds, rodents and reptiles. Wildfires are a common occurrence in chaparrals due to the hot dry climate.




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