THE DESERT BIOME
A desert is defined as an area with little or no rainfall. This website will give you information on the desert biome. Click on any of the pages to find more information on this interesting biome. The deserts around the world have fragile ecosystems and, tough it may not seem, are full of life. Deserts are also the birthplace of humanity. Ancient civilizations started in the desert, such as Egypt, Israel, and Babylon, as well as Mesopotamia, some of which were in the Sahara Desert, and some being in the Iranian Desert. There are 4 types of deserts: hot deserts, semiarid deserts, coastal deserts, and cold deserts. However, the global warming caused by pollution may heat up other biomes and turn them into deserts, too. This could wipe out entire ecosystems. The desert biome is important in that it hosts life to many species of plants and animals, as well as has natural resources that help them live. However, humans are stealing these resources and the animals are dying. In this website, we will explain how the desert is important to Earth's ecosystem, how it affects other biomes around it, and how and why humans are damaging this fragile biome.