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Daintree Rainforest

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Belinda Lim

on 3 April 2014

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Transcript of Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest
Food Chains Within the Daintree National Park
Ferns Rat Weasel Wolf Decomposers( bacteria, worms).
What is a population & community?
Population-A community of animals plants or humans among whose members interbreeding occurs. It can also be defined as all the inhabitants of a particular place. It is one certian type of species that can interbreed.
Community- A group of independent plants or animals growing or living together in natural conditions or occupying a specified habitat. They are a group of different organisms that live together .

The Daintree Rainforest
Natural and man made changes affecting the Daintree Rainforest's biotic features.
Natural and man made change to the Daintree Rainforest affecting the abiotic environment:
Solutions for these Problems
The Daintree Rainforest is a world heritage site located in North-Eastern QLD. It covers an area of approximately 12,000 square kilometres which is the equivalent to the area of Sydney. It’s the oldest intact tropical lowland rainforest in the world with the greatest diversity of plants and animals found anywhere in Australia.
The Ecosystem & Biotic & Abiotic feautres.
There are many natural & man made changes that are constantly affecting the Daintree Rainforests biotic feautres. Some man made features are :
Logging: Loggers cut down trees to obtain wood.This destroys animals homes leaving them homeless. Animals expecially first order consumers would loose their food source. This would destroy food webs/chains. Animals natural habitats are destroyed forcing them to migrate to other areas unbalancing their food chains/webs. Certain organisms could even become extinct.
Farming and Land Clearing for Housing: As the world population is constantly increasing more and more land area is needed to accomodate all of us. In order to do so we cut down trees & pollute the area. Pesticides are used & big machines come to dig up & pollute fertile ground. Animals & plants will die disrupting the natural flow of food chains. Animals will no longer have a home & a area where they can hunt or use to find food. This will force them to go to another area upsetting the balance of their food chains/webs.



Land Clearing for Farming and Housing- Farmers should become more space efficient. Rather than seeking out new land all the time, they should see how they can make improvements on the land they already have.
Around two thirds of Australia's land are used for farming, this is more than enough to sustain our population & the Trading Industry. However, there are many farms that have wind farms within their land and taking up considerable amount of space. If wind farms were moved off to the sea, then there would be much more space for farmers resulting in no longer having the need for clearing more land.
Logging- Australia is becoming more and more efficient with the recycling of wood and paper. The timber used to build many houses can now being recycled and the Government is offering rebate on helping to encourage people and to use these recycled or eco-friendly wood. Although not many are physically recycled, many still appreciate having the option of buying eco-friendly materials. To help encourage recycling the Government also have been teaching young children about the importance of recycling and the huge impact it has on the Earth.
Abiotic Features: Humidity, light intensity, temperature,sun rocks, dirt ,air ,oxygen levels, alkalinity ,winds and wind speeds ,light intensity, soil type, water(oxygen level) and altitude.

Biotic Features: Small Trees to Shrubs to Medium to tall trees. Fauna like Bandicoot, Goanna, Estuarine Crocodile, cassowary, Giant Tree Frog
Global warming resulting in climate change is becoming a major concern to the abiotic factors of the Daintree Rainforest. It could decrease the habitat of many species which live in the cooler parts of the rainforests, leaving only isolated pockets of rainforest for them to live in. This leads to loss of habitat and increased competition in the remaining areas creating unrest and negatively impacting the ecosystem.

Clearing of the rainforest for residential development remains the greatest threat to the Daintree Lowland Rainforest. The possible invasive weeds and the pollution made in the building process to the soil, all impact negatively on many abiotic factors of the rainforest. Pollution in the soil can lead to imbalance of the alkalinity, which will eventually affect the growth of the plants and impacting on the food chain of the ecosystem.
A natural feature affecting the Daintree Rainforest biotic feature is droughts. Droughts are all to common in Australia as we are a land mass made up of mostly desert. Due to droughts animals now no longer have enough water . Not only that ,plants the primary produces have no water therefore they cannot carrry out their processs of creating glucose. This would destroy the enitre ecosystem . So many trees & plants will die .F
Population of the Daintree forest is a community of animals and plants survive in the forest. It can be insects which live in the forest.Community of the Daintree Forsest is a group of independent plants or animals growing and living in the Daintree forest. For exmple, a community of Daintree Forest is trees, rabits, or squirrel.
Seed Pika Ringtail Bobcat
We Hope that the Daintree Rainforest can remain as pristine as can be and that it will forever be there for future generations~~

Credits to Belinda Lim, Tessa Wu and Annie Qian
Solutions for the Problems Affecting the Abiotic Factors
A solution can be to slow down the process of Global Warming by looking after our environment and decreasing the amount of pollution made from factories. The Carbon Tax is an example that the Government is already taking action on helping the Earth. Another solution can be to put Laws and regulations to stop the clearing of the rainforest for rural development.
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