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1 Assignment: Forest Biomes Bubble Map By yourself, create a bubble map for all four types of forest biomes (coloring is optional) - Due Tomorrow! Each forest must have: Center title Conditions section: Climate Threats Animals: Examples & adaptations Plants: Examples & adaptations Illustrations throughout Extra Credit to those that are nice enough for me to keep!

2 Forest Biomes 1. Taiga = northern coniferous forest Long winters (6-10 months); average temp. below freezing Plant growth occurs in summer - constant daylight & high precipitation (~10cm/month) Plants: conifers – shape of leaves & waxy coating prevent H 2 O loss – Cone shape prevents snow build up – Pine needles makes oil acidic Animals: summer birds; mice; hares, lynx, foxes, wolves

3 Forest Biomes 2. Tropical Rain Forest Near equator (South America, Africa, SE Asia, Australia) High precipitation & moderate temps year round Helps regulate world climate by sucking up CO 2

4 Forest Biomes Tropical Rain Forest continued – Plants: buttress root trees, orchids, epiphytes, etc. – Animals: parrots, monkeys, snakes, tons of insects – Soil is nutrient poor b/c decomposition happens so fast & all the plants suck up nutrients Layers :

5 Forest Biomes Tropical Rain Forest continued – Provides food & medicines – Biodiversity fact: tropical rainforest covers <7% of Earth’s surface, but contains 50% of all plant & animal species

6 Forest Biomes Tropical Rain Forest continued – Threats: logging, agriculture, & oil exploration Plants & animals face habitat loss & poaching

7 Forest Biomes 3. Temperate Deciduous Forest – Eastern US, Europe & Asia – Abundant rainfall, moderate temp. – Trees: maple, oak, birch – Plant adaptation: trees lose leaves each fall – Animals: deer, squirrel, bears, insects, birds Some hibernate – Threats: development, logging

8 Forest Biomes 4. Temperate Rain Forest – Pacific Northwest US, Australia (coastal areas) – High precipitation & moderate temps year round – Trees: spruce, fir, redwood – Animals: flying squirrel, bears, insects, cougars, birds – northern spotted owl – Threats: development


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