Coastal Sage Scrub Trevor Schmidt

Abiotic Factors

Abiotic factors are the non-living things in and enviorment. Some abiotic factorss are like rocks, soil, temperature, sunlight, etc.Some Abiotic factors in the Coastal Sage Scrub are rainfall, soil, temperature, and shelter.

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Biotic Factors

Biotic factors are the living things in an ecosystem. Some biotic factors in the Coastal Sage Scrub are the consumers in the biome. Another biotic factor is the amount of food in the biome.

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Producers

Producers obtain energy from the sun. Some producers in the Coastal Sage scrub include buckwheat, white, black and purple sage, bush sun ower, laurel sumac, lemonade berry, and the most common shrub, the California sagebrush, for which the ecosystem is named. Producers are at the bottom of any food web. They get consumed by first order consumers.

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Consumer

Consumers obtain energy from eating other organisms. Some consumers in the coastal sage scrub are deer, rabbit, coyotes, lizards, raccoons, quail, and many more. This imagine is a photo of a White Crowned Sparrow which is a native bird to the Coastal Sage Scrub biome. White Crowned Sparrows are first order consumers. These birds eat mainly grass and forb seeds They will also eat insects and spiders especially in the breeding season since they provide more protein.

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Decomposers

Decomposers break down waste material of plants/ animals into nutritions. This is an image of a Turkey Vulture. A turkey vulture's diet consists of dead animals. These birds are native to the Coastal Sage Scrub. They can also be found in South America as well as parts of North America.

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Adaptations

Plants roots in the Coastal Sage Scrub Bio,e have deep roots. Since the summer are long, dry, and hot the leaves are small and have deep roots to gather more water. This plant is a buckwheat which has small leaves to collect more moisture.

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Vascular Plant

Vascular plants have specialized tissues to move water as well as nutritions. This image is the native sunflower. This sunflower is low to the ground and has small leaves to prevent in from dieing during the dry season.

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Non-Vascular Plant

Non-vascular plants don't have specialized tissues to transport water and nutrients. They are usually found in highly wet areas. This is a photo of moss taken at my house by a sprinkler. So because the sprinkler provides a lot of water for the little area.

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Vertebrate Animal

Vertabrate animals have backbones, a cartilage system, and make up 3% of all animals. Some animals in the Coastal Sage Scrub that are vertebrates are rabbits, deer, coyote, birds, raccoons, and ground squirrel.

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Invertebrate Animal.

Invertebrate animals have no backbone. These animals are usually insects or sea creatures. They are in every phylum but eh Chordata.

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Credits:

Created with images by Bird Brian - "BVR_4349" • Bird Brian - "_DSC1923" • The Marmot - "Buckwheat" • jl1262 - "coyote animal zoo" • hansbenn - "blossom bloom insect"

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