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the Amazon Rainforest Prezi

Glogster Biome Project

Rachel Leong

on 1 May 2013

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Amazon Rainforest Biome Parasol Ants In this region sunlight strikes Earth at roughly a 90-degree angle resulting in intense solar energy. This intensity is due to the consistent day length on the equator: 12 hours a day, 365 days per year. This consistent sunlight provides the essential energy necessary to power the forest via photosynthesis. -http://rainforests.mongabay.com/amazon/rainforest_ecology.html Because the temperature and climate stays fairly constant, the life within this biome survives within a narrow niche.
This means that each species is adapt to specializing at something instead of being generally good at everything. Each specie has as specific role in the environment (what they eat/ where they live) that if the temperature were to change, or a species were to die off, the rest of the ecosystem would be affected and most likely damaged. These ants climb trees up to 100-feet tall and cut out small pieces of leaves. They then carry these fragments, weighing as much as 50 times their body weight, back to their homes. Sometimes they must travel 200 feet, equal to an average human walking about 6 miles with 5,000 lbs. on his/her back!

http://worldlywise.blogspot.ca/2007/10/how-have-animals-adapted-to-conditions.html CLIMATOGRAPH Alexandra Kozak and
Rachel Leong •The Producers - the trees, shrubs, bromeliads and other plants. Absorb sunlight.
•The Primary Consumers – the macaws, monkeys, agouti, tapir, butterflies, sloths, toucans.
•The Secondary Consumers – the jaguar and boa constrictor.
•The Scavengers – the butterflies and other insects.
•The Decomposers– mushrooms, insects and microorganisms.
http://therainforestaworldbiome.weebly.com/food-chain.html Solar Energy The Jaguar is both a good climber and a good swimmer. It pounces from trees on its prey, and is at home both in the understory and on the forest floor. These ants don't eat the leaves they have collected, but instead bury them underground. The combination of leaves and substances that the ants produce such as saliva allows a type of fungus to grow. This fungus is the only food that the ants need to eat. The Amazon rainforest does not have a dry season. It rains almost the whole year. What we find is rainy season and no-so-rainy season (so called dry) ranging from about 60-180 inches to 30-100 inches of precipitation. The annual temperature range is about 2°C! WOW! Climate change (Global Warming) is destroying many rainforests ecosystems.
Reducing carbon emissions is the primary way to slow climate change, but preserving forests is a key component as well.
Trees absorb and store carbon. When trees are cut down, that carbon is released into the atmosphere, thus speeding up global warming. In fact, scientists estimate that about 20 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions come from deforestation. HUMAN IMPACTS AND CLIMATE CHANGE BLUE MORPHOS Blue Morphos are severely threatened by deforestation of tropical forests and habitat fragmentation. Humans provide a direct threat to this spectacular creature because their beauty attracts artists and collectors from all over the globe who wish to capture and display them. The amazon rainforest is very delicate because the plants and animals rely on each other that is why extinction is a major issue! GOLDEN-HEADED LION TAMARIN With a population of less than 1,000 individuals, the golden-headed lion tamarin is one of the world's most endangered mammals. Decimated by illegal logging, irresponsible farming and the expansion of urban and suburban areas, less than 40,000 square miles, or about eight percent of the golden tamarin's native Atlantic Forest survives.
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