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The Daintree

The eco-systemm of the Daintree

Lucas Chippendale

on 18 September 2012

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ecosystem can be divided
into two parts. These are
Abiotic features and
Biotic features. scientific name: Ambassis agassizii. Leaves Olive Perchlets Fruits King Palm fruit.
The scientific name: Archontophoenix alexandrae. Flowers of the Corkwood Tree.
scientific name: Melicope elleryana. Polen/Flowers Daintree Hickory.
scientific name: Ganophyllum falcatum Shoots Some producers in this magnificent
ecosystem are: Fruits Pollen
Flowers Leaves
Vines Fungi Shoots Perchlets The producers are eaten by the 1st consumers.
Next, the 1st consumer are eaten by the 2nd consumers and so on.
This makes a massive
Food Web. Vines Fungi Little Kingfisher Scientific name: Alcedo pusilla Ullysses Butterfly scientific name: Papilio ulysses Bennets Tree Kangaroo Scientific name: Dendrolagus bennettianus Scientific name: Hypsiprymnodon moschatus Musky Rat Kangaroo Cassowary The scientific name: Casuarius Melomy dainty tree frog Scientific name: Litoria gracilenta Dingo Scientific name:Canis lupus dingo Amethystine Python Scientific Name: Morelia amethistina Water Python Scientific name: Liasis fuscus Lesser Sooty Owl Scientific name: Tyto multipunctata Food Web In this Food Web there are
many Food Chains.
An example of
this would be... Or... Biotic Features 30% of Australian frog, marsupial and reptile species
65% of Australian butterfly and bat species
20% of bird species Abiotic Features Maximum temperature recorded is 36.7 degrees celcius
Minimum temperature recorded is 8.9 degrees celcius
Average rainfall is 2013mm a year Relationships in the Daintree Rainforest Commensalism
Mutualism Commensalism Stag Horn Fern to Tree Host The Stag Horn Fern benefits from its relationship with its tree host by using the tree to get higher to get more sunlight for photosynthesis. The tree is unaffected by the Stag Horn Fern. Parasitism Strangler Fig to Tree Host The Strangler Fig benefits from the relationship it has with the host tree which becomes deceased from this event because it raps around it, cutting off the light from the tree therefore photosynthesis is unable to continue. Mutualism Butterfly to Flowers The butterfly and the flowers benefit from their relationship because the butterfly drinks the nutrients from the flowers and in return the flowers are pollenated by the other flowers that the butterfly has landed on. The Daintree Rainforest is one of the largest continuous rainforest ecosystems. It contains the largest number of living organisms that together contribute to the success of the rainforest. Actions that disturb the fragile balance of the Daintree Rainforest's ecosystem is the impact of the human race and our drive to expand Human impacts on the Daintree Rainforest Logging
Climate Change Logging Every rainforest on the planet has cause to be worried about logging. It ruins this diverse habitat, destroying many species of both plant and animal. Climate Change Climate Change has affected the Daintree Rainforest due to an increase in temperatures which is altering the amount of rainfall causing plants to die. Therefore there is less food for the organisms that share the rainforest. Development Development of building structures and farming are examples of what the Daintree Rainforest has to fight in its struggle to stay alive. This is because buildings and farm land take up space and parts of the rainforest are demolished to fill this space causing loss of habitat for the animals that call the Daintree Rainforest home. Lucas C Chloe H Recommendations for minimising human impact • Logging of certain species of trees only found in the rainforest should be heavily fined to decrease the selling of that particular wood.
• Reforestation of similar tree species around effected areas should become law of any logging done in Australia. • Any new housing development should be eco-friendly. Using resources such as recycled materials and solar energy to run which diminishes the impact on the ecosystem.
• Housing should become part of the environment and embrace the features of the land instead of clearing and reshaping that space. • Using clean energy such as solar, wind and water to power our homes, we will lessen the pollution being dispersed into the atmosphere and reduce the effects of climate change.
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