Does the Cerrado in Brazil count as a biome?we where asked to study an biome, examples being - Terrestrial biome ----- rainforest- Daintree Australia   and Deserts- Sahara.   Would researching...

Does the Cerrado in Brazil count as a biome?

we where asked to study an biome, examples being

- Terrestrial biome

----- rainforest- Daintree Australia

 

and

Deserts- Sahara.

 

Would researching the cerrado (savanna) in Brazil be an example of a biome?

 

 

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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The Cerrado in Brazil is definitely considered a biome. It is a tropical savanna, and it takes up 21 percent of the country's land area. Organisms living in a savanna are highly adapted to this particular biome. There are two seasons, wet and dry and organisms must be able to adapt to those conditions. There are trees ranging from 3m tall, up to areas with trees 9m in height. Some portions resemble nearby rainforests. Soils are well drained, with low ph and low calcium and magnesium. Many plants are fire adapted with thick bark to withstand heat, when fires occur as well as drought adapted species when rain is scarce. Many plants have leathery leaves that can retain moisture during dry spells. Animals found here include mainly the Insect Orders Coleoptera(beetles), Hymenoptera(bees),Diptera(flies) and Isoptera(termites). There are many amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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clarkovitch | (Level 1) eNoter

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Yes, the cerrado is a biome in and of itself. Brazil is blessed with four different biomes:

- the Atlantic rainforest

- the cerrado

- the Amazon rainforest

- the Pantanal wetlands


If it were up to me, personally, I would study the Pantanal - I think it's easily the most interesting!

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