Temperate Decidiuos Forest
American Black Bear
This is tertiary consumer, is an omnivore, and nothing preys on it.
Common in a Deciduous Forest.
This picture shows a basic scene at a Deciduous Forest with a river where the black bear can catch fish.
Location & Abiotic Factors
Abiotic Factors: Soil, Temperature, soil, sunlight, water, and air masses.
Climate of Biome
Precipitation: 750mm to 1,500mm of rain in a year (average)
Plant life & How They Adapt To The Climate
Animal Adaptions: 1. Birds migrate to another location because it gets to cold for them to survive. 2. Amphibians find shelter in a hollowed out log for protection. 3. Bears hibernate to store nutrients over winter when food isn't abundant. 4. When the birds leave, the insects have enough time to repopulate 5. Squirrels and Chipmunks store food underground when food is scarce.
Competition and Predator/Prey relations
Competition: 1. Bears and cougars/wolves compete over deer and fish. 2. Opossum and skunks compete for insects and shelter.
Additional info: Symbiosis is also common in these areas. For example, an owl may live in a tree for shelter while the tree is not harmed. This is commensalism
Ecological Concerns And Additional Information
There are many concerns and/or threats to a temperate forest. One of these concerns is the increase of agriculture. The rich soil is a great source for agricultural purposes, but the problem is that most of the forest whould have to be cut down. Parasitic diseases are another concern. Acid rain and logging is also a concern.