Piney Woods Region

By Cassidy Teuscher, Hannah Gage, and Victoria Mauer

Biome Information

The Piney Woods region is in the Coniferous Forest biome. The main rivers are the Sabine, Cypress, Sulphur, and the main aquifer is the Carrizo-Wilcox aquifer. The average yearly rainfall is 40-52 inches. The average temperature is 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

Food Web

Producers and consumers differentiate. Producers make their food through photosynthesis and consumers rely on the other organisms for food.

The arrows in a food web show the energy being passed on or given to the next animal.

If the first level of consumers population increased, the producers would decrease because there are more consumers eating them. The secondary consumers would increase because they have more food to eat.

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Decomposers

Decomposers are organisms that break down the remains of dead organisms and absorb or consume nutrients to get energy. Some decomposers in the Piney Woods region are Cauliflower Mushrooms, Dyer's Polypore, and Spanish Moss. The decomposers are beneficial for new plants to grow because they release nutrients back into the soil for plants to use to make food. Heat is released when matter decays.

The Piney Woods region is located in east Texas!

Food Pyramid

At each level of the pyramid, after the transfer, 90% of energy remains. But it is lost as waste; 10% of energy is passed from prey to the predator.

A producer, or autotroph, is an organism that can create their own food from the substances available in their surrounding light while on the other hand, a consumer, or a heterotroph, cannot produce their own food, and depend on other organisms for nutrition.

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