Temperate Rainforest

Biome Description

A temperate rainforest biome is a lush forest ecosystem characterized by high levels of rainfall and cool temperatures. These forests are typically found in coastal regions of temperate zones, such as the Pacific Northwest of North America, southern Chile, and parts of Australia and New Zealand. The climate in a temperate rainforest is mild and moist, with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 20°C (50°F to 68°F) and high levels of rainfall, often exceeding 3000 mm (118 inches) per year. The canopy layer of the rainforest is thick and composed of tall coniferous trees, such as Sitka spruce, Douglas fir, and western red cedar. The forest floor is covered in a thick layer of mosses, ferns, and other vegetation. The temperate rainforest is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bears, deer, elk, and a variety of bird species. Due to their unique climate and biodiversity, temperate rainforests are often threatened by human activities such as logging and development. However, conservation efforts have helped to protect many areas of temperate rainforest and their important ecosystems.

Building the Atlas

We launched the Agrivoltaic Atlas on April 12, 2023 for the AgriVoltaics 2023 conference in Daegu, South Korea. We launch with the goal of demonstrating the idea and gathering interest from partners around the world to contribute. If you would like to contribute, contact findme@kailepley.com.