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Vegetation:
Savanna vegetation means grass. Lots of it. But these aren't tame backyard blades. For much of the savanna's wildlife, grass is the key to survival.



Most Savannas are dominated by grasses of varying species, depending on the area's rainfall and top soil conditions. Serengeti grasses are called "sward" --a mix of palatable grasses consumed by grazing animals like antelope. Many Savanna regions are also dotted with hardy trees like the drought-resistant acacia and the water-conserving baobab. Both have specially designed root systems that allow them to make the most of what little water the region has to offer.
Most savannas are dominated by grasses of varying species, depending on the area's rainfall and top soil conditions. Serengeti grasses are called "sward" --a mix of palatable grasses consumed by grazing animals like antelope. Many savanna regions are also dotted with hardy trees like the drought-resistant acacia and the water-conserving baobab. Both have specially designed root systems that allow them to make the most of what little water the region has to offer. Key Physical features:
Large Grasslands
Large Plateaus
Scattered trees
Mount Kilimanjaro- An extinct volcano

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Photos of animals

Animal video.

This video shows what the animals that live in the savanna look like and how they adapt to heat and lower food supply for some species. – olyviapineo

Facts and information on animals in savanna. Geographer.

This is a map of locations around the world where the Savanna biome is located. The darker brown regions are where it can be located. – fpm917123

Geographer. Grasslands go by many names.

This article talks about locations of the Savanna in the southern and northern hemispheres and how they are different from one another. – fpm917123

In the U.S.

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Midwest, they're known as prairies. In South America, they're called pampas. Geographer.

This video shows just how large the Savanna biome is in some regions of the world. Example: It covers 46% of South Africa etc. – fpm917123

Geographer.

Geographical impacts are mentioned multiple times throughout this article as well as the effect the location has on the ecosystem. – fpm917123

Geographer.

This video goes very in depth as to the location of the Savanna biome and shows the longitude and latitude. It also talks about the major countries where this biome can be found. – fpm917123

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The Savanna biome is the second most endangered biome in South America, this article shows examples of this and also why location impacts this. Click on image to bring you to the site where the information is. – fpm917123
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Geographer. Where is Savanna found?

This article lists all of the major cities (most commonly known) that would be considered in the Savanna biome. – fpm917123

Savanna grasslands are found between tropical rainforests and desert.

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This includes areas such as Central Africa (Kenya), America and The North and East of South America (Brazil). What is Savanna? Savanna is similar to grassland but with scattered trees. These areas have seasons: cool and dry, hot and dry followed by warm and wet. Geographer. Anthony R.

The introduction provides information about resources and activities/ industries that take place is Savanna Biome locations. – fpm917123

Palmer and Andrew M.

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Ainslie South Africa is subtropical, with temperatures modified by altitude. Geographer. A savanna is a rolling grassland scattered with shrubs and isolated trees, which can be found between a tropical rainforest and desert biome.

This article supports all aspects of this project but clearly points out geography is multiple places. – fpm917123

Not enough rain falls on a savanna to support forests.

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Savannas are also known as tropical grasslands. Cropping Africa's wet savannas would bring high environmental costs. Posted March 16, 2015; 03:00 p.m. by B.

This is a useful article because it talks about how the wet savannas are being cropped for a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups, because it comes at a low environmental cost, however research shows it may be a very high environmental cost. The wetlands are important, and are not just 'disposable'. – wja

Rose Huber, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs With the global population rising, analysts and policymakers have targeted Africa's vast wet savannas as a place to produce staple foods and bioenergy groups at low environmental costs.

Cropping Africa's wet savannas would bring high environmental costs

But a new report published in the journal Nature Climate Change finds that converting Africa's wet savannas into farmland would come at a high environmental cost and fail to meet some existing standards for renewable fuels. Impacts of savanna trees on forage quality for a large African herbivore.

This is a published article that talks about the impact of savanna trees on forage quality for a large African herbivore ( example elephants, which are one of the main topics relating to this specific issue). It also talks a little about the impact of fires, but that is not the main subject. It is useful in telling both the positive and negative effects in this subject. For more information on the author and the original publication, go to – wja

Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola.

This article is very useful in talking about plants from disturbed savanna vegetation and their usage in various tribes. It conducts study, relating and comparing different species of plants to this topic. This article was published, but the original article can be found at . – wja

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First picture-Catesby's lily thrives in savanna On this image,if the webpage that is connected to it is visited, it will have facts about the plant. *You said it was alright that it did not have the names of the plants* – wja

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Umbrella Thorn Acacia is also known as Acacia Tortillis, it's Latin name, is the type of tree shown in this image. – wja

Article1379760559 Abdulrahaman et al.

This article is very useful because it provides exquisite identification in various types of savanna vegetation, along with facts relating to them. It gives a dichotomous key type/ plant taxonomy format for identification. – wja

Prezi.

This presentation gives a short summary of the savanna, it also provides a small map that located the different biomes,and the savanna biome area can be found here. This shows where these types of plants that were shown in other articles can be found. – wja

Savanna Plants - The Great Savanna.

This is a very useful website because it provides various types of savanna plants, and facts about them, along with pictures to identify them with. – wja