=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…

  • bacteria

  • fungi

  • some insects

  • snails

  • worms

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.

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What is the difference between a producer and a consumer?

A producer creates it's own food while a consumer eats other organisms for energy
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What do the arrows mean?

The arrows show the flow of energy from 1 organism to another.

How will organisms affect each other?

If there is in increase in the primary consumer the population of the secondary consumer will decrease because there is an over population of the primary consumer. The population of the producers will go extinct because there is a larger number of the primary consumer.