Surviving the Outback - Flora and Fauna

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  • Created by: caits
  • Created on: 07-04-14 15:17

Why do you think we refer to the Outback as;


  • Dangerous animals
  • 47 degrees daytime - 2 degrees nighttime
  • no food/water
  • dry wind
  • second driest place on Earth
  • no/little shade


  • Delicate - breaks easily - can't deal with change very well - other species - climate change - human impacts
  • Struggle to survive


The plants absorb large amounts of water through extensive shallow root systems, and store for long periods of time. Stems and leaves have waxy cuticles that make them waterproof when their stomata closes. Their metabolism slows down and the stomata closes to reduce water loss. 

Drought Tolerance:

During drought plants shed leaves to avoid water…


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