Kian Smith

Rainforest Food Web

Rainforest Food Web

In a tropical rain forest, there are many, many species but often fewer individuals of those species. That means there are more characters in the food web. Some examples of the organisms in a typical Central or South American rainforest are: Primary producers: trees, grass, orchids, and bromeliads. Some examples of a primary consumer are: The Jaguar and Python.



In the Tropical Rainforests, there is large competition for sunlight. The taller trees that have established a spot in the forest and shadow the ground. Because of that, new trees and other plants on the forest floor can't grow.


Ants and fungus are an example of this relationship. The ants protect the fungi from pests and mold, they also feed it with small pieces of leaves. The ants keep their larvae in the fungi that they are feeding.


The strangler fig starts out life on a branch, on a tree. It grows both down towards the ground, and up to the sky, while also spiraling around the tree. The strangler fig kills the tree by taking sunlight and root space after covering it.

How are humans effecting the rainforest

Tropical rainforests cover a massive amount of the world’s surface, each year over 90,000 square miles of the forests are harvested for human use. This deforestation has worried some scientist because of the release of toxic gasses from the machiens. It is believed that deforestation may accelerate the effects of global warming and transform the rainforest climate, which is bad for the animals that live there. Scientists are trying to reserch on how to restore the climate and the sections a the rainforest that were cut down and cleared from logging company's.