tropical rainforest biome , what is an ecosystem? - Coggle Diagram
tropical rainforest biome
An ecosystem is a geographic area where plants, animals, and other organisms, as well as weather and landscape, work together to form a bubble of life.
impacts of change to an ecosystem
ecosystems can take hundreds if not thousands of years to develop.
if there is a change to one of the components it may well have knock-on effects fo the rest of the ecosystem.
if an ecosystem is to be sustainable i needs to be in balance.
different types of global ecosystems
The Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Volume 1 identifies eight major ecosystems: temperate forest, tropical rain forests, deserts, grasslands, the taiga, the tundra, the chaparral and the ocean.
what are the characteristics of tropical rainforests?
Very wet with over 2,000 mm of rainfall per year.
Very warm with an average daily temperature of 28°C. The temperature never drops below 20°C and rarely exceeds 35°C.
The atmosphere is hot and humid .
The climate is consistent all year round. There are no seasons.
The water cycle shows the continuous movement of water within the Earth and atmosphere.
Liquid water evaporates into water vapor, condenses to form clouds, and precipitates back to earth in the form of rain and snow.
Water in different phases moves through the atmosphere (transportation).
A nutrient cycle refers to the movement and exchange of organic and inorganic matter back into the production of living matter.
The process is regulated by the food web pathways previously presented, which decompose organic matter into inorganic nutrients.
facts on the amazon rainforest , brazil
The Amazon is the world’s largest tropical rainforest.
The Amazon is found in South America, spanning across Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
Running through the north of the rainforest is the Amazon River
In 2007, a man named Martin Strel swam the entire length of the Amazon river! To complete his splashing jungle journey, Martin powered through the water for up to ten hours a day for 66 days!
Around 400-500 indigenous Amerindian tribes call the Amazon rainforest home. It’s believed that about fifty of these tribes have never had contact with the outside world!
how have plants adapted to live in tropical rainforests?
Lianas - these are woody vines that have roots in the ground but climb up the trees to reach the sunlight. Their leaves and flowers grow in the canopy.
Tree trunks - these are tall and thin to allow trees to reach the sunlight.
how have animals adapted to live in tropical rainforests?
Many animals have adapted to the unique conditions of the tropical rainforests.
The sloth uses camouflage and moves very slowly to make it difficult for predators to spot.
The spider monkey has long, strong limbs to help it to climb through the rainforest trees.
what is sustainable management of rainforests?
Tropical rainforests can be managed in the following ways to reduce deforestation: Logging and replanting - selective logging of mature trees ensures that the rainforest canopy is preserved.
Education - It is important that local people, businesses and politicians understand the true value of the tropical rainforest.
what are the impacts of deforestation?
what is an ecosystem?