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Deciduous Forests Biome

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Before learning about Deciduous Forests, it is important to know some words that are related to this environment

  • Ecosystem: Community of plants, animals, and microorganisms that are linked by energy and that interact with each other and with the physical environment. For example, rain forests.
  • Habitat: The specific area or environment in which a particular type of plant or animal lives. It must provide all the basic requirements for survival, such as food, water, shelter, and living space.
  • Biome: Major division of the ecological communities on Earth characterized by the plant and animal life of that region.
  • Biosphere: Part of the Earth system in which life can exist, between the geosphere and the atmosphere.
  • Abiotic Factors: The non-living components of the environment, such as air, rocks, soil, water, peat, and plant litter.
  • Biotic Factors: The living organisms that impact the growth, composition, and structure of the environment, such as animals and plants.
  • Food Chain: The relationship between plants and animals that shows who eats what. Energy is transferred from one organism to another through the food chain.
  • Food Web:  Many interconnected food chains and feeding interactions.