=Texas Eco Region= Piney Woods
By: Brianne, Carina, Raegan, and Courtney
Piney Woods Biome Information
The Piney Woods have a biome that is tropical, subtropical, and coniferous forests. Abiotic factors influence the biome types present in many ways, including, that the Piney Woods region is the one of the wettest regions in the state of Texas, this allows for high rates of decomposition to occur and resulting in nutrient rich soil. The nutrient rich soil lets the forest grow bigger and lets plants grow faster. Toledo Bend reservoir, and Sam Rayburn lake are some of the major water sources in the Piney Woods region. In the Piney Woods average rainfall can vary from 32 to 50 inches of rain every year. The Piney Woods has a humid, damp temperate climate with average annual temperatures that range from 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Decomposers are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms.
Some examples of decomposers are…
Decomposers can be used to make a compost using things such as food scraps, coffee grounds, shredded paper etc. Composting turns all of the things you put into the compost into nutrients, which return to the soil and enable new plant growth to take place.
When matter decays, thermal energy is released because all living things give off heat as they go about with daily functions.