Climate of The Forest in Canada
Average Rainfall: 30 to 60 inches a year
Average Temperature: -30°C to 30°C, yearly average is 10°C, hot summers, cold winters
Temperate deciduous forests are located in the mid-latitude areas which means that they are found between the polar regions and the tropics.Temperate deciduous forests are most notable because they go through four seasons. Leaves change color in autumn, fall off in the winter, and grow back in the spring; this adaptation allows plants to survive cold winters.
Net Primary Productivity
Latitude/Longitude: The deciduous forest biome extends across the world in temperate zones at approximately the latitudes of 45°N and 45°S. The longitudes range across the globe at approximately 80°W, 70°W, 30°E, 120°E, and 150°E. Temperate deciduous forests are found in middle latitudes (between the polar regions and tropics) with temperate climates.
Diversity: There is great diversity of life in this biome.Insects, spiders, slugs, frogs, turtles and salamanders are common. Temperate deciduous forests have a great variety of plant species. Most have three levels of plants. Lichen, moss, ferns, wildflowers and other small plants can be found on the forest floor. Shrubs fill in the middle level and hardwood trees like maple, oak, birch, magnolia, sweet gum and beech make up the third level.
As the leaves decompose, the nutrients contained in the leaves are absorbed by the soil. For this reason, the soils of this biome tend to be very fertile. Because this biome has fertile soil and a long, 5 to 6 month, growing season, many deciduous forests have been converted into agricultural regions.
Asian gypsy moth: It is a voracious pest of trees that threatens habitants.