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Ecosystem Paper

Deserts wide dry lands can sustain wild life and different plant life ecosystems that many different living things depend on. The Mohave Desert like other deserts utilizes solar energy to convert food fuel for life from green plants. The Mohave Desert major structural is its dry massive land and functional dynamics in the deserts ecosystem is how competitive it is for plants retrieve sunlight. Over time most plants are altered to reduce effects of too much energy from the sun. It is common for life of all living creatures that live in any surface of the desert to undergo the process of being part of a food chain which is the linkage of who feeds on whom. An example of a food chain that is part of the ecosystem would be how a hawk eats lizard, scorpion, tarantula, and insects.
“Many animals get their energy by eating plants, but desert plants give up the fruit of their production very reluctantly. Sharp spines and chemical-laden leaves discourage plant-eaters….. Many are small and look like grains of sand. With sensitive front paws a kangaroo rat sifts sand to find seeds by touch eats them and transforms them into animal tissue.”
-Desert Ecosystem. (n.d). Retrieved from http://digital-desert.com/joshua-tree-national-park/ecosystems.html For centuries, humans have affected biogeochemical cycles in many different ecosystems. Some of the impacts we have made on them are within the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycle. A desert like the Mohave Desert is affected from carbon cycles like when people are driving at 75mphs and they surprise a helpless creature that is trying to cross a highway and gets struck by a speeding car. The dead creature on the side of the road releases large quantities of carbon dioxide that eventually ties up biological tissues and is released again into the atmosphere. When the animal dies its tissues decay. Another…...

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