I was born and raised in the state of Tennessee. So I began to research the ecosystems of the state. What I found was some remarkable information that I wish I had researched much sooner.
The main biomes of Tennessee are mountain, dessert, and grassland. Generally, Tennessee has a temperature climate that consist of warm summers and mild winters. The record low temperature was set in the state in 1930 of -37 degrees and the record high was set in 1937 of 113 degrees
The grasslands have been taken over by the farmers for farmland. This has polluted the soils because of the pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals that are absorbed into the soil.
The climate change are affecting the wildlife too. There will be a time in the future that the birds do not migrate south for the winter because the temperature in Tennessee is extremely mild in the winters. Tennessee is the only state that can and has experienced all four seasons in a 24 hour period of time.
The climate changes are also affecting the caves, karst, and bats. Indian bats prefer cold air caves and will only hibernate in caves that have stable winter temperatures ranging from 37-43 degrees Fahrenheit. Caves currently on the upper scale of this range could become unsuitable for the Indian bat.
Cave crickets are the primary energy source for caves especially dry caves. Cave crickets possess extreme thermal sensitivity, and the disruption of the population of the cricket can result in the collapse of some caves.
Radon has been detected in every county in the state of Tennessee. This is alarming news for me, so I will now purchase a radon detector for my home in order to protect my family.
There are many factories in the area that pollute the air daily and water pollution also is a problem. The rivers are polluted by the factories and the land fields combined.
Most of the vivid alterations made by humans in the mountainous ecosystems are dams to create electricity and tunnels to build roads.