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Transcript of Temperate Rainforest
longitude:78 degrees west Temperate rainforests have red and yellow clay soil with high acidity. The soil tends to have few nutrients.
However, despite the low nutrient availability, the rainforests have rapid nutrient cycling. The majority of the nutrients are not found in the soil but in the vegetative matter. Dead and decaying matter provides the majority of the nutrients. Various organisms rapidly decompose the decaying plant material. Coastal Redwoods Plants Coastal Redwoods, are the worlds tallest trees.
These immense trees can live hundreds of thousands of years and achieve heights of 90m (295 feet) and diameters of 8m (26) feet. Animals The plants of a temperate deciduous forest adapt to the biome in a variety of ways, depending on the type of plant. The trees grow large leaves to absorb the most possible light during the growing season. The bark of deciduous trees is thicker and heartier than tropical trees to protect the inner core during long, hard winters. Smaller plants, such as flowers and ferns, grow early in the spring with long, quick-growing leaves. This allows the plant to absorb as much sunlight as possible before the forest trees leaf and block the full strength of the sun Because the temperate biome has four distinct seasons, animals spend much of the growing season preparing for winter. Small animals, such as squirrels and chipmunks, gather nuts and seeds, storing them in hollow logs or holes in the ground. Larger mammals, such bears, woodchucks and raccoons, spend the summer eating as much as possible. The weight they gain during the summer and fall allow these animals to hibernate during the winter when the weather is cold and food is scarce. Many birds migrate away from the temperate biome to warmer climates. Even deer are a threat to the temperate forests. Without natural predators the deer population has gone up dramatically. These deer eat the flowers in the temperate forests. Too many deer can lead to flower extinction Average temperatures between 5 C and 20 C
Average participation: 36 inches. Weather Report -One of the ways that Humans are affecting the Temperate Rainforest is by cutting down the trees. The cutting of trees also affects the life of animals. We as humans affect the habitat of animals. How are Humans affecting Temperate rainforest? Warnings Attractions Are there any endangered species? The temperature in the biome is a coastal biome. Ocean currents along these coasts help to moderate temperature fluctuations, and ocean water provides a source of water vapor. The result is relatively mild summers and winters, compared with other biomes at similar latitudes, and a nearly 12- month growing season. In the temperate rainforest, winters are rainy and summers are foggy. Yes, some of the following animals are endangered:
Toucans: They are found in South and Central America. The reasons for endangerment is because of their habitats being taken away.
Jaguar: Found in Mexican, South and Central America. One of the main causes is because of hunting.
Bengal Tiger: Found in Sundarban regions of India, Bangladesh, China, Siberia and Indonesia, and is extremely endangered. One of the reasons is because of loss of habitat. Yes, due to the pollution by humans it is causing the temperate rainforest to become extremely hot and dry during summers.
Also, due to global warming droughts, floods and forest fires are taking place in temperate rainforests Is there any fear in climate change in this Biome? Temperate rain forests are globally important because of its biodiversity Why is this Biome globally important? In some areas you can go zip lining or do rope courses.
Along with other normal activities such as hiking, bird watching, and fishing. Global warming would influence the food chain. Also, Global warming would cause droughts to the rainforest which animals need to drink water. What would be some influences of Global Warming for this Biome? Olympic National Park is a temperate rain Forrest. Interesting places to visit would be the different temperate forests around the world, such as the ones in eastern china or Europe. Mount Sanqingshan National Park is a forest located in the east of central china Landmarks Olympic National Park Near by biomes are the grasslands or tiagas by:
Kayla Charlton, Kendall Kotara Alex, and Clay Traeger Bibliography: Temperate rainforests have dense canopies that can block sunlight even during the warm season in August and September. Always wear several layers of clothing to stay warm and remove a layer or two once you warm up. Since temperate rainforests tend to be moist no matter the season, avoid cotton clothing as this material absorbs moisture rather than repels it. Bring a hat. It is also a good idea to carry a change of socks in case your shoes get wet. Insect Repellent
The warm dampness of a temperate rainforest can result in an abundance of mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies and horse flies. All of these insects can make hiking and camping uncomfortable. Apply insect repellent on any areas of exposed skin. You can also wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect yourself from insects but carry insect repellent just in case What to Pack When Visiting . "http://www.ehow.com/info_8415847_type-should-bring-temperate-rainforest.html Rain Gear
Bring a rain jacket even if the weather forecast does not call for rain. The weather can change quickly in a temperate rainforest, depending on the moisture coming on shore from the Pacific Ocean. Additionally, the forest itself can be wet even on days when there is no rain. Wear waterproof shoes to prevent your feet from becoming wet. If you want to be extra prepared, also pack rain pants. Environmental Science for AP. Newy York : W.H, Freeman and Company , Print. http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/temprain.htmWeb. 15 Oct 2012.