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  1. Tropical Forest By: Kelty Ober APESK

  2. Common Names • Often called rainforests • Divided into subdivisions • Evergreen rainforests • No dry season • Season rainforests • Short dry periods • Semi-evergreen forests • Longer dry season • Moist/dry deciduous forest • Length of dry season increases as rainfall decreases

  3. Food Web

  4. Where? • Found around the equator • Mostly in South America, Africa, and Southern Asia • Example: the Amazon Rainforest • Biggest in the world • In South America

  5. Where?

  6. Climate • Between 20-25° C (68-77° F) • Temperatures do not vary much • A lot of precipitation evenly distributed throughout the year • More than 200 cm of rainfall per year

  7. Plants • Most of the plants in tropical forests are trees • Many different species • Vines • Can have as many as 2,500 species • Ferns • Mosses

  8. Animals • Monkeys • Insects • Butterflies • Ants • Mosquitos • Small mammals

  9. Adaptations • Plants • Leaf shapes and colors • Allow rain to fall off • Darker to take in more sunlight • Animals • Life in trees

  10. Human Impacts • More than half of tropical forests in the world have already been destroyed • It has been estimated that over half of the world’s plant and animal species live in these forests

  11. Fun Facts • Many spices come from tropical forests • Vanilla, pepper, allspice • The many trees provide most of the oxygen we breathe

  12. Bibliography • Sources • Marshall, Charles. The Forest Biome. University of California Museum of Paleontology, 2006. Web. February 13, 2014. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/forests.php. • G., Michael. Tropical Rainforest. Blue Planet Biomes, 2001. Web. February 13, 2014. http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm. • Pictures • Slide 1: http://www.glogster.com/azeem9/tropical-rainforest-biome/g-6ls6nv8sal3lf06n86afva0 • Slide 3 (Food Web): http://womenhijab.com/images/food-chain-web-tropical-forest-desert-grland-jobspapa-com-951-x-602-67-kb-jpeg.html • Slide 5 (World Map): http://amazingbiomes.weebly.com/rainforests.html • Slide 5 (South America Map): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon_rainforest • Slide 6:http://www.picstopin.com/1366/raining-wallpaper-photography-wallpapers-15024/http:%7C%7Cwww*superbwallpapers*com%7Cwallpapers%7Cphotography%7Craining-15024-1366x768*jpg/ • Slide 8 (Monkey): http://room42.wikispaces.com/Rainforest+Animal • Slide 10: http://celta-universe.blogspot.com/2011/10/rain-forests.html • Slide 11: http://www.rainforestproducts.info/category/all/