Deciduous Forest

By: Shakera

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The deciduous forest can be found on the eastern side of North America, and in the middle of Europe. More majorly in southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. In South America in southern Chile, and the Middle East coast or Paraguay. Lastly, there are deciduous forests in New Zealand and southeastern Australia.


One thing interesting about this biome is that it has four distinct seasons, winter, spring. summer, and autumn. Most deciduous forests have mild summers averaging about 70 °F. In winter, it's fairly cool with an average of a little below freezing point. Almost all of the world's deciduous forest is located by an ocean. The ocean and the wind are two big factors of why the temperature and climate change so much in this biome. Climate is a mix of temperature and precipitation. Deciduous forests have almost 14 inches of rain in the winter months and more than 18 inches of rain in the summer.


Since all of the deciduous forests are found in eco friendly, human populated places. The soils are rich and easily changed to agriculture. The climate is warmer than the boreal forest, yet not so warm as the tropics. One of the problems with the tropics is the generality of parasitic diseases found there, many brought by mosquitoes or other insects which is less of a problem in temperate areas where the onset of winter causes mosquito populations to crash.