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The Bedrock Information

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Vegetation composed of broad-leaved evergreen shrubs, bushes, and small trees usually less than 2.5 m (about 8 feet) tall; together they often form dense thickets. Chaparral is...
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This source is definitely credible based on the CRAAP test. The source was published/updated on April 3, 2014, so it is simply a few months old. Likewise, the source is describing the topic concisely and relevantly, as it is an encyclopedia source. The text is easily understandable, so the audience is likely everyone 10+. The source was written by the editors of Brittanica, a vastly credibly and cited source, so the authors are credible. The information matches that of other sources, so the information is accurate as well. Because the source is an encyclopedia, there is no visible bias, and the purpose is to inform people of the topic. This encyclopedia source provides important foundational information, with the definition of a chaparral to information on the vegetation living in it.

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Bibliography for Biome Project - Google Docs

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This document contains the MLA bibliography for the sources recommended on this Scoop.It page.

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The Chaparrals of Baja California

The Chaparrals of Baja California | Chaparral | Scoop.it
Mediterranean questions and answers with Rebecca Shaw.
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This source gives information on the issues facing the biome and some interesting additional information regarding why chaparral or mediterranean biome is so unique and special specifically in Baja California. This source is highly credible based on the CRAAP test. First of all the currency is pretty good it is from 2007 meaning that the information is new based on the biome as a whole. Also, it is highly authoritative because it has questions answered by Rebecca Shaw the director of conservation science in California. Furthermore, it is highly accurate because this information has been verified by other encyclopedic and collegiate sources that can be found using the credible databases. This source expands upon a chaparral and its effects and implications on the Baja California area, which is located in a chaparral biome.

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Where is it? What is it?

Where is it? What is it? | Chaparral | Scoop.it
Use this Biology video entitled The Chaparral Biome to study the five locations of the chaparral biome and describe the climate of the chaparral biome
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This video is a credible source based upon the CRAAP test. It is fairly current, with its creation being in 2010, just around four years ago. Likewise, it has good authority as it from an educational site, an institution called Zane Education that provides lesson material for home school and special needs children. The information it presents is without bias, with the purpose of informing, and it is also accurate, as it matches the information for numerous other collegiate and encyclopedic sources.The video establishes a good foundation for the idea of a biome, and it provides solid information as to what a chaparral is and where it is found.

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The Biotic Factor...What lives there?

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This source is also credible based upon the CRAAP test. It is a PowerPoint Presentation that originates from a collegiate source, so it is verified and true information. The source is current, as the Nichols College website from which this presentation originated indicates it was updated and uploaded in 2005.Due to its collegiate authoring, it is also from a source of much authority. The information provided in the source also matches that of other sources, so the presented information is also accurate.This presentation provides information about in fact a large variety of biomes, but focuses on the biotic aspect of the chaparral. It also expands on the net primary productivity of the biome as well.

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Chaparrals in the News!!

Chaparrals in the News!! | Chaparral | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.
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This source provides information on the issues facing the biome and its impact on plants and animals that live there. It is highly credible based on the CRAAP test. First it has very current information from May 2013 which means it has some of the newest information on this biome out there. Also, it is very accurate because this information has been verified by other encyclopedic and collegiate resources meaning that if you were to look at another resource that had been deemed credible on this information it would have the same information. It also provides no bias because its sole purpose is to inform the reader. Also, it is very relevant to the topic because it talks about the issues facing the biome while also bringing a unique spin onto by talking about how it is changing because of the issues facing it.


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The Chaparral in Context

Science in Context
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This source is an Academic article depicting the issues facing the biome and its impact of animals. This source is credible based on the CRAPP Test. This is very current, as it is from August 2013 so it is only a little over a year old. The authority is good because it was written the Southern California Academy of Natural Sciences meaning the it is an Academic Journal written by professors. Also, it is very accurate because it shows that there was a great deal of research put into it and can be verified through other sources and citations. Credible and informative collegiate sources bring to you information from the basis of a chaparral to the characteristics of animals.

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The Nature of the Chaparral

The Nature of the Chaparral | Chaparral | Scoop.it
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This source is credible based upon the CRAAP test. It is a current source, with the source being written in around 2005.  Likewise, it is form the Santa Barbara City College, so it has collegiate authoring, which renders it authoritative. It also has no bias and has its sole purpose to present information. The information presented in this source correlates well with that of other sources, both collegiate and encyclopedic, so the information is accurate as well. This source expands upon the environment of the chaparral, and gives insight into the weather patterns, soil quality, water quality, and other ecological factors.

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The Bedrock Information

The Bedrock Information | Chaparral | Scoop.it
Vegetation composed of broad-leaved evergreen shrubs, bushes, and small trees usually less than 2.5 m (about 8 feet) tall; together they often form dense thickets. Chaparral is...
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This source is definitely credible based on the CRAAP test. The source was published/updated on April 3, 2014, so it is simply a few months old. Likewise, the source is describing the topic concisely and relevantly, as it is an encyclopedia source. The text is easily understandable, so the audience is likely everyone 10+. The source was written by the editors of Brittanica, a vastly credibly and cited source, so the authors are credible. The information matches that of other sources, so the information is accurate as well. Because the source is an encyclopedia, there is no visible bias, and the purpose is to inform people of the topic. This encyclopedia source provides important foundational information, with the definition of a chaparral to information on the vegetation living in it.

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