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TROPICAL DRY FOREST

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Transcript of TROPICAL DRY FOREST

What is it?
A biome that is heavily influenced by seasonal rainfall.
Locations
Abiotic conditions
Soil
richer with nutrients
more vulnerable to erosion
Adaptations
Biotic producers:
deciduous plants
shrubs
orchids
various fungi
Adaptations
Biotic herbivores:
monkeys
deers
small land mammals
elephants
Abiotic Conditions
Climate
TROPICAL DRY FOREST
Nguyet Bui

Australia
Africa

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
Severe Disturbances
burning and deforestation
overgrazing & exotic species (it alters natural communities)
Plants
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)
Dangers

wild animals
deforestation
climate change
soil erosion
overgrazing

green bark rich in chlorophyll (alternative source of photosynthesis energy)
allows photosynthesis process when there are no leaves
Ceiba Trichastandra
Biotic carnivores:
bobcats
badgers
tropical birds
rhinos
frogs
frogs
Interesting Facts
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.

raincoat/poncho
bug repellent
sunscreen
medication (colds, fever, bites, etc.)
basic first aid kit
toiletries
hiking gear
wide brim hat
walking shoes/hiking boots
socks
swimming attire
shorts or long pants
lightweight jacket
waterproof bags
water bottle
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.
Supplies
Citations
http://www.ask.com/science/animals-adapt-rainforest-2b7c14284e93cea1
https://www.flickr.com/photos/manumejia/5201609286/
http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/savannahA.html
http://www.ventureforth.co.za/expeditions/kilimanjaro
http://swisher.wikispaces.com/09+Tropical+Dry+Forest
http://www.ceiba.org/loorecology.htm
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecoregions/madagascar_dry_forests.cfm
http://www.ehow.com/info_10044631_dry-tropical-forest-adaptations.html
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Subtropical_semi-evergreen_seasonal_forest_in_Northern_Thailand.JPG
http://thetropicaldryforest14.weebly.com/abiotic-factors.html
http://www.worldwildlife.org/biomes/tropical-and-subtropical-dry-broadleaf-forests
http://www.nature.org/cs/groups/webcontent/@web/@ecuador/documents/media/prd_022581.jpg
http://sky.scnu.edu.cn/life/class/ecology/image/2/2-13.jpg
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/ecoregions/madagascar_dry_forests.cfm
http://news.mongabay.com/2005/0926-rainforest_ecotourism.html
http://allwomenstalk.com/top-10-first-aid-kits
http://www.rei.com/c/mens-hiking-boots
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