Forest

Kolin McCullough

Location and General Characteristics

Deciduous forests can be found in the eastern half of North America, and the middle of Europe. There are many deciduous forests in Asia. Some of the major areas that they are in are southwest Russia, Japan, and eastern China. South America has two big areas of deciduous forests in southern Chile and Middle East coast of Paraguay. There are deciduous forests located in New Zealand, and Southeastern Australa.

Abiotic Factors

Forests have four dustinct seasons that are spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The average annual temperature is 50 degrees fahrenheit. The average rainfall is 30 to 60 inches a year.

Landforms

There are mostly trees in a forest but ocassionally you will find hills or mountains. Ground water can seep up and form a small stream. After a while it will start to build up do to rainfall. It will also have reduced evaporation rates because of the trees keep the sun from evaporating the water fast.

Biotic Factors

Many animals live in forests such as a veriety of birds, coyotes, bears, and dear. There are many plants like the lady fern, white oak, carpet moss, and common lime that grow in the forest.

Human impact

Forests are being threatened by people cutting down trees for houses or clearing the land to build houses. Things like this are going to destroy forests and all of the animals and plants that live or grow in these forests. It is catastrophic to the biome when we do this.

Animals

There are many animals in a forest, they include black bear, grizzly bear, squirrel, dear, and the bald eagle

Plants

Some plants that grow in a forest are lady ferns, northern arrow wood, pecan, shagbark hickory, white oak, and white birch