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Tropical Rainforest

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Isobel Fishman

on 18 February 2014

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Transcript of Tropical Rainforest

Why do we need to save the Tropical Rainforest?
1) Life Supporting Climate
Tropical Rainforest
By: Isobel, Jamie, Melissa and Angela
Temperature and Precipitation
Where is the
Tropical Rainforest biome?
- located in a band 4800 km around the equator
Locations...
- Atlantic Forest (Brazil)
- Amazon Rainforest (South America
- Madagascar Lowland Forest (Madagascar)
- Daintree Rainforest (Australia)
- Ituri Rainforst (Congo)
- Kilum-ljim Forest (Cameroon)
- Harapan Rainforst (India)
- Hawaiian Trpcal Rainforest (Hawaii)
Ecosystem
Elevation
Latitude
2) Has the largest number of different plant species of the terrestrial biomes
Plants are producers
World's Largest Flower
Rafflesia arnoldii
Emergent Layer
Canopy
Understory
Forest Floor
3) Produces lots of oxygen
The Amazon Rainforest produces 40% of the world's oxygen
There are four layers of trees in the Tropical Rainforests
4) Greatest diversity of animals on earth
Food Chain
Similarities:

- fruit heavy diet
- live in trees
- bright colours
Food Web
Tropical Rainforest
Food Chain
Food Pyramid
Pyramid of Energy
Pyramid of Biomass
Pyramid of Numbers
A single rainforest reserve in Peru is home to more species of birds than are found in the entire United States
The number of species of fish in the Amazon exceeds the number found in the entire Atlantic Ocean

5) Medicine
- 25% of the world's prescription drugs
- Madagascar Periwinkle
- Active against cancer
- warm and wet climate
- deforestation
- hurting ecosystems
Hawaiian Tropical Rainforest
Atlantic Forest
- wet conditions
- approx. 250 cm/year of rainfall
- average temp. 20-25 degrees Celsius
- elevation ranges from 0-1000 m
- creates warm and highly precipitated environment
- low elevation
- affects the temperature
- very close to equator
- found between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn
- tallest plants and trees
- tree tops umbrella shaped
- plants and animal's home
- food
- produces oxygen
- trees, shrubs, trunks
- constant shade
- high level of humidity
- poorly inhabited
- not much sunlight
- infertile soil
- Primary producers
- Primary consumers
- Secondary consumers
- Tertiary consumers
- Decomposers

- interconnected food chains
- commensalism
- mutualism
- parasitism
- predation
- competition
- altruism
3 types of pyramids:
- food pyramid
- pyramid of biomass
- pyramid of numbers

We’ll Give You Five Reasons The Tropical Rainforest Biome Is one of 8 Of your and my home The earth’s land-based sectors
A biome is divided into ecosystems With abiotic and biotic interactions Which act as an ecosystem’s connectors
Our biome is worth so much, oh oh But not everyone sees it as such, oh oh And that’s why now we need your funding We need your help, your help
We’ll give you five reasons We’ve got a life-supporting climate We produce a lot of oxygen and We’ve got the greatest diversity of animals And we’ve got the largest number of different plant species And 25% of The world’s prescribed medicine

We'll Give You Five Reasons
The Tropical Rainforest Biome
Is one of eight
Of your and my home
The earth's land-based sectors
A biome's divided into ecosystems
With abiotic and biotic interactions
Which act as an ecosystem's connectors

Our biome is worth so much, oh oh
But not everyone sees it as such, oh oh
And that's why now we need your funding
We need your help, your help

We'll give you five reasons
We've got a life supporting climate
We produce a lot of oxygen and
We've got the greatest diversity of animals
And we've got the largest number of different plant species
And 25% of the world's prescribed medicine
1) climate
2) plant species
3) oxygen
4) animals
5) medicine
Adaptations
- air roots
- drip tips
- lianas
- bark
- malaria
- heart disease
- arthritis
- diabetes
- glaucoma
- tuberculosis

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