The relationship between the catalpa hornworm, a caterpillar, and Cotesia congregata, a wasp, is an example of parasitism in the deciduous forest. The wasp lays its eggs inside the caterpillar, and the larvae feed off of... More »

Temperate deciduous forests are forests that are dominated by trees that lose their leaves each year. These types of forest are found in areas with warm, moist summers and fairly mild winters. More »

Land utilization for agricultural, industrial and infrastructural use remains the most striking human-driven intervention on the forest ecosystem. Clearing the land breaks the cycle of life in the forest by stripping awa... More »

An example of interspecific competition in a deciduous forest is the competition for resources between squirrels and chipmunks. These animals compete with one another for food and other resources. Interspecific competiti... More »

There are many abiotic factors present in the temperate deciduous forest, but some of the most common are rocks, climate, soil, sunlight, rain and temperature. The abiotic factors of an ecosystem are all the nonliving th... More »

The deciduous forest is a type of biome found throughout the eastern portion of North America, the middle of Europe and in some parts of Asia. The average deciduous forest experiences between 30 and 60 inches of annual r... More »

One example of parasitism that occurs in grassland biomes involves the cowbird. This brood parasite lays its eggs in the nests of other bird species in the grasslands, resulting in the other species oftentimes hatching t... More »