Deserts are biomes mostly devoid of precipitation. They can be any temperature, and usually have a very interesting topography. These biomes sometimes get all of their precipitation at once, triggering flash floods . Most of these biomes are at a succession stage of 1. The list of desert biomes is unfinished.
|Occurs||very dry areas, usually in the center of a continent|
|Elevation||from -100(not below water) to +3000 m|
|Climate||very little rain , frequent dust storms|
|Topography||shifting dunes, with occasional rocky outcrops or plateaus|
|Autotroph niches||tiny to small|
|Heterotroph niches||tiny to midsize (very rare) herbivore , tiny to small carnivore|
|Other||Organisms must be extremely efficient in their handling of water. Life is driven by the search for water, and many animals are nomadic.|