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TROPICAL RAINFORESTS. Holly Jack Nate Ryan Z. Botany Botanist- Jack. Medicinal Plants in the Peruvian Amazon:. Banana Plant. Orchid. Coffee. Brazil Nut Tree. Poinsettia. Cacao. Rubber Tree. Heliconia. Sapodilla. Bromeliad.

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Tropical rainforests

TROPICAL RAINFORESTS

Holly

Jack

Nate

Ryan Z.


Botany botanist jack

BotanyBotanist- Jack


Medicinal plants in the peruvian amazon

Medicinal Plants in the Peruvian Amazon:


Banana plant

Banana Plant


Orchid

Orchid


Coffee

Coffee


Brazil nut tree

Brazil Nut Tree


Poinsettia

Poinsettia


Cacao

Cacao


Rubber tree

Rubber Tree


Heliconia

Heliconia


Sapodilla

Sapodilla


Bromeliad

Bromeliad


Climate

The Peruvian Amazon is a rainy, humid and warm! May to October tends to be cooler and there is less precipitation during this season. From November to April, there is a chance for heavier rains and warmer temperatures. About 80% of rainfall occurs during these months. Rain can last for hours, or even days without stopping. Average high temperatures and low temperatures are from 62 degrees up to 93 degrees during the day. The low land sections of the Peruvian Amazon can receive approximately two meters of rain annually and have temperatures ranging between 79 degrees at night to 90 degrees during the day. Year around, occasionally cold fronts can bring temperatures down to a low of 45 degrees.

Climate


Botany sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_rainforest

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peruvian_Amazon

http://www.leslietaylor.net/rainforest/rainforest.html

http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/02/08/ten-amazing-rainforest-plants/

Botany: Sources


Zoology zoologist holly

ZoologyZoologist- Holly


What are some abiotic factors affecting the tropical rainforest

Abiotic

Characterized by the absence of life

Such as…

Sunlight

Rain

Overall climate

*the creatures that live in the rainforest have adapted to these certain environmental details. If it were to change, it would have an impact on the health of the ecosystem*

In the rainforest, the non-living factors that have an impact on the creatures living there would obviously be rainfall, temperature, wind etc. Animals always interact with their environment in order to survive. Every second of every day animals are fighting for their lives. Looking for food, building a shelter and things like that. They have to be familiar with their surroundings in order to do these things. The weather of the habitat has an impact on what they are able to do for their families and themselves.

What are some abiotic factors affecting the tropical rainforest?


What are some biotic factors affecting the tropical rainforest

Biotic

A living thing (plant or animal) that influences or affects an ecosystem

Sunlight and shade can affect how some plants grow- below the trees in the rainforest, you might not find much plant life, but in other areas, you might find more species than others. There are certain plants that can invade other’s roots and infest one area. There is a certain kind of plant that was brought here to America by foreigners that grows up trees and wraps around them and suffocates the tree to death. There are also all the animals that feed on only plants (herbivores) and others that eat plants and meat (omnivores). Then, there are always carnivorous plants that feed on insect or larger ones might feed on small animals, but they are particularly rare.

What are some biotic factors affecting the tropical rainforest?


Herbivores of the rainforests

Gorillas

Spider monkeys

Asian Elephant

Capybara

Okapi

Herbivores of the rainforests:


Carnivores of the rainforest

Python

Wood ants

Tigers

Jaguars

Pumas

Leopards

The giant ant eater

Carnivores of the rainforest:


Omnivores of the rainforest

Two-toed sloth

Orangutan

Chimpanzee

Toucan

Omnivores of the rainforest:


Adaptations herbivores

ADAPTATIONS: HERBIVORES


Tropical rainforests

The gorilla mainly lives in Africa by the equator. They are almost completely herbivores- they do eat insects. Their diet consists of: leaves, shoots, stems, roots, bark and insects.

Mountain Gorillas have to adapt to higher altitudes.


Tropical rainforests

The capybara is a rodent that lives in the rainforest by the amazon. They are semi-aquatic which means they have adapted to life in the water. Like rabbits, capybaras practice coprophogy. Coprophagy is an adaptation that helps this animals to get the most nourishment from their food since it passes through their digestive tract twice.


Tropical rainforests

The okapi is an animal that is related to the zebra, but however is more closely related to the giraffe. The okapi is a herbivore that lives in the rainforests in Africa. They use their tongue to eat leaves off plants in the forest. They learn about their environment more as they live there, they know where to get food and are familiar with their surroundings.


Adaptations carnivores

ADAPTATIONS: CARNIVORES


Tropical rainforests

The giant anteater has a diet that consists of ants, termites and other insects. They have to adapt to their surrounding just like every other animal and most likely had a mother to train or prepare them for adulthood so they could be successful predators and fend for themselves.


Tropical rainforests

Tigers are the largest species of cat living in the rainforest. Currently, they are facing the threat of extinction due to poaching and habitat loss. Because of this, their species is having to live on less than normal and sometimes, to the extreme, have to move to a whole new environment. In these new places, they have to find food and shelter for their families and themselves.


Tropical rainforests

Jaguars can swim and fish- they tend to hunt mostly at night. They prey on frogs, fish, turtles, small rodents, deer and caiman (a small tropical/American crocodilian species). A jaguar’s diet is vast, so they shouldn’t have much trouble finding food. They were taught by their mother to swim and hunt so they could be successful predators.


Adaptations omnivores

ADAPTATIONS: OMNIVORES


Tropical rainforests

A two-toed sloth moves extremely slow, so they have developed a particular trait that has enabled them to survive on a low calorie diet. This diet allows them to spend most of their time living in the trees which is up off the ground and away from predators. Their diet consists of leaves, fruits, slow-moving animals and bird eggs.


Tropical rainforests

Orangutans are an endangered species due to poaching and habitat loss. They mostly live in the islands of Borneo and Sumatra. Like many endangered animals, they are constantly having to immigrate and adapt to new habitats.


Tropical rainforests

Chimpanzees live in social communities of several animals. They can adapt to African rainforests. They generally eat fruit and plants, but they also enjoy eggs, insects and meat including carrion (scavenging for already killed prey) and smaller monkeys.


Primary consumers

PRIMARY CONSUMERS


Primary

PRIMARY


Secondary consumers

SECONDARY CONSUMERS


Secondary

SECONDARY


Decomposer

TERMITES

FUNGI

ANTS

DECOMPOSERS EAT DEAD, ORGANIC MATTER

DECOMPOSER


Role in the biome

ROLE IN THE BIOME:


Termites

Termites make nests in the rainforests trees and they eat the dead wood of the tree to help it grow. They are also eaten by frogs, birds and giant anteaters.

TERMITES


Fungi

Fungi helps break down dead plants, releasing nutrients that help living plants grow.

fungi


Tropical rainforests

Ants eat decaying animal flesh and fungi.

*Fun Fact*

Ants grow their own fungi in underground gardens!

ants


Sources

Abiotic/Biotic Features:

http://www.windows2universe.org/earth/rainforest.html

http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/troprain.htm

http://www2.needham.k12.ma.us/nhs/cur/Bio96_97/P3/TropicalRF/cgdb3.html

http://www.reference.com/motif/science/abiotic-factors-affecting-the-tropical-rainforest

http://www.slideshare.net/CarrieUnderwood/the-environment-the-abiotic-and-biotic-interaction

Watch this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiBP1FiNRCw

Animals:

http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/info-books/gorilla/habitat-&-distribution.htm

http://www.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/troprain.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=SOuIwf9ctK0C&pg=PA2965&lpg=PA2965&dq=are+wood+ants+carnivores&source=bl&ots=ydbgD9vwQ6&sig=Uz_-qG0LFPFESlG_Qh1aTqaZJ0o&hl=en&sa=X&ei=BuhRUajnK4WNygHyvYHYBg&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=are%20wood%20ants%20carnivores&f=false

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/birds/Allaboutbirds.html

http://www.ehow.com/info_8167770_animals-carnivores-tropical-rainforest.html

http://www.ehow.com/info_8082290_types-tropical-rain-forest-herbivores.html

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/chimpanzee/

http://addiesrainforest.weebly.com/decomposers.html

sources


Meteorology meteorologist nate

MeteorologyMeteorologist- Nate


Temperatures

Temperatures range from 68-93°F

Temperatures


Humidity

Average humidity is between 77-88%

humidity


Sunshine daylight totals

The Tropical Rainforests regularly receive about 12 hours of daylight year round.

Sunshine/daylight totals


Wind speeds

In the Tropical Rainforest, average wind speeds vary from 35-50 kilometers per hour.

wind speeds


Weather patterns

Weather patterns


There are roughly two dry months during the year

There are roughly two dry months during the year

  • the Amazon Rainforests and most others receive most rain during fall and spring


The rain in the rainforest is mainly about 260 cubic inches per year

The rain in the Rainforest is mainly about 260 cubic inches per year


Tropical rainforests

  • This impacts organisms in it by needing different adaptations to survive

  • During dry times many animals die from the non water season


Geography geographer ryan z

GeographyGeographer- Ryan Z.


Geography

The rain forest covers 6% of the world it is located in Central America, The Amazon, Africa, southern Asia, and Australia. Many people live in the rain forest. When farmers run out of land they cut down trees in the rain forest. By the year 2000 about 6.57 billion cubic feet of the rainforests where cut down.  There are a lot of trees and it is very hilly.

geography


Location of the tropical rainforests

Location of the Tropical Rainforests

This is were the Tropical Rainforests are located in the world.


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