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Deciduous Forest Biome

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Deciduous Forest Biome
By: Derrick Phillips, Barron Botts, Juan Torres, Stanley Allotey Mrs. Saqib B-3

Want To Visit?
Our biome is found is the the Eastern US, Western Europe, parts of far East Asia, as well as in Australia, and in the southern most part of South America!
Even though these are all pictures of a Deciduous forest, they look different depending on the time of year! Come visit us in any season (however, it is the nicest in the Summer time).
So, you have started packing?
Excellent! Here is what you need to bring for visiting in the Summer time:
Shorts/Pants:
Light Weight Shirt:
Hiking Shoes:
Back Pack:

Fun Activities

Many deciduous forests are known for being areas for the average outdoors man, or people who like to explore the wild. Activities include hiking, camping, hunting, and tree climbing.
Places to Visit:
Congaree National Park
Great Smoky Mountain Range
Biotic/abiotic Factors
Biotic:
Oak Trees, american beech, lady fern, carpet moss, black bear, weasel, deer, platypus
These living organisms affect the environment in many ways, but one of the most profound would be the balanced food chain that exists. Balance in the ecosystem as the result of the predatory relationships between the consumers, and the producers causes a healthy, thriving, ecosystem.
Abiotic:
Rocks, air, sunlight, wind, water, temperature, rocks
Not only these these abiotic factors aid in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem, they also provide lumber, and electric power (dams) to nearby human settlements.
Limiting Factors:
Food/Water Supply
Living Space
Disease

Density Dependent
Density Independent
Weather
Natural Disasters
Human Conflict (war)
Human Activities: Damming, forest clearing, pesticide spraying

Organisms In a Deciduous Forest Part 1
Producers:
Giant Sequoia
Maple Tree
Oak Tree
Carpet Moss
Horse-chestnut
Dutchman's-Breeches

Producer: An autotrophic organism capable of producing its own food.
Organisms In a Deciduous Forest Part 2
Primary Consumers:
Earthworm
Grasshoppers
Zooplankton



Secondary Consumers:
Trout
American Toad
Salamander

Tertiary Consumers:
Black Bear
Cougar
Red Tailed Hawk
Food Web
Producers
(Plant Life)
Predator & Prey
Predator & prey relationships in a deciduous forest help maintain a healthy ecosystem.
Mountain lions (cougars) prey on deer, and wild boar as a source of food for themselves and their offspring.
Trout are omnivores, so they eat plant life, as well as earthworms, and sometimes salamanders.
Endangered Species Highlight: The Wood Turtle
The wood turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) was first put on the "endangered list" as a result of habitat pollution, and illegal pet trade.
Wood turtles were placed in conservation in 1992. Estimated population in the wild: Unknown
Secondary Succession Within A Deciduous Forest
After a forest fire, an even that causes widespread ecological disturbance, and destroys most of the plant life, the ecosystem is forced to start the cycle of life over again.
Annual Plants
Perennial Plants & Grasses
Softwood Tress (Pines)
Hardwood Trees
Fire Starts
Fire Destroys Mature Deciduous Forest
All organisms in the environment are affected, from tertiary consumers, to the producers. Many of these organisms die, or escape to another part of a deciduous forest.
Once Again Humans Have Ruined Mother Nature's Creation!
Pollution has caused some organisms to die of completely, while some are hanging on the balance.
Deforestation (logging) has caused habitat loss, and many animals have fled.
Deforestation= Loss
What The Future Will Hold...
Many conservation laws have been put in place for deciduous forests, however many forests are quite healthy, even with pollution, and habitat loss
Threats: Land development (houses), unstable forest practices, and pollution
If these threats are not remedied, there may be a decline in deciduous forest land, as well as the endangerment of the wild life that call it home.
Let us keep the biome safe from destruction! We have the world in our hands!
Top 10 Reasons To Visit A Deciduous Forest
1.) Lots of areas for camping, and hiking
2.) Wildlife reserves allow hunters a pristine, and clean location to hunt
3.) Thousands of animal species to see
4.) Has four seasons: Visit during any season to get a change of scenery
5.)You can go during any season, and see different types of animals each time
6.) Many activities, and tour guides that will allow you to sight see, rock climb, tree climb, and rope swing
7.) The danger level is low: Only two large predators that have an innate fear of humans. All other "dangerous" creatures are easily avoided
8.) Many national parks allow for recreation
9.) Deciduous forests are found in the most tourist friendly countries on Earth, the US, Japan, Australia, and China
10.) Allow for self discovery in the form of birdwatching, or plant identification (since there are many thousands of species of plants an birds)
Works Cited
Deciduous;Falling off at maturity (the leaves fall of and die every new season).
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"Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous Forest." Biomes of the World. Radford.edu, n.d. Web. 19 Oct. 2013.

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"Restoration Of Deciduous Forests." Nature.com. Nature Publishing Group, 2012. Web. 19 Oct. 2013.
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