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TROPICAL DRY FOREST
Transcript of TROPICAL DRY FOREST
A biome that is heavily influenced by seasonal rainfall.
richer with nutrients
more vulnerable to erosion
small land mammals
TROPICAL DRY FOREST
Asia (India & Myanmar)
Central & South America
Several months of heavy rainfall are followed by extensive dry periods ranging from a few to as many as eight months.
Avg temp: 27C or 80F
burning and deforestation
overgrazing & exotic species (it alters natural communities)
deciduousness (shredding of leaves)
plants drop their leaves after rainfall to halt photosynthesis (which otherwise produces water losses & the plant cannot sustain during dry seasons)
extra wax layer (delay water evaporation)
green bark rich in chlorophyll (alternative source of photosynthesis energy)
allows photosynthesis process when there are no leaves
makes up most of the world's forests and covers 70% of the Earth's land areas
the lowest recorded temperature was 3 degrees Celsius
the highest was 31 degrees Celsius
the annual amount of rainfall 150-200 cm.
tropical dry forests make up the majority of tropical forests on Earth.
medication (colds, fever, bites, etc.)
basic first aid kit
wide brim hat
walking shoes/hiking boots
shorts or long pants
Elephants use their physical strength to
tear open tree trunks to suck water from it
During dry seasons, frogs dig deep into damp mud and sleep which reduces their metabolism.