Rainforest VS Wetland

Comparison between the Rainforest and the Wetland

Abiotic and Biotic Factors

Rainforest:

Abiotic:

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Climate

Biotic:

  • Bamboo Trees
  • Sloths
  • Poison Dart Frog
  • Lemurs
  • Anteaters


Wetland:

Abiotic:

  • Minerals
  • Light
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Rocks

Biotic:

  • Amphibians
  • Insects
  • Mangrove
  • Cypress
  • Reptiles

Limiting Factors That May Affect Carrying Capacity

Rainforest


  • Deforestation
  • Bushmeat Trade
  • Availability of nutrients
  • Predators



Wetland


  • Food
  • Population Density
  • Space
  • Birth Rate/Death Rate

Variations, Tolerances, and Adaptations of Organisms That Allow Them To Survive

Rainforest

Variations:

  • Spider Monkeys have the ability to swing from branch to branch at high speed. They like to hang upside-down with all 4 limbs and tail on a branch. They spend most of their time high up in the canopy where they can find fruits and seeds to eat.
  • Toucans have bright colors on their bills to attract mates. At night they turn their heads and tuck in their bills under their wings and tail. They help to disperse seeds from the fruits and berries they eat.
  • Sloths huge hooked claws and long arms allow them to spend most of their time hanging upside-down from trees. Because they move so slow, tiny camouflage algae grow all over their coats. They need very little food because of their slow metabolism.

Tolerances:


  • Spider Monkeys are social creatures living in medium size groups
  • Sloths are slow mammals that don't care what happens around them as long as they get sleep
  • Toucans are annoying animals in the rainforest

Adaptations:


  • Spider Monkeys use their tails to help grab on to limbs, vines and branches
  • Sloths have long, sharp claws to hang in trees for a long time
  • Toucans have sharp bills to eat nuts and dig in fruits


Wetlands

Variations:

  • Fish have gills so they can breathe under water
  • Frogs have a slimy layer of their skin called poison
  • Reptiles are colorful and stealthy animals who can blend in

Tolerations:

  • Fish don't have a tolerance because if they get eaten the other fish run away
  • Frog use their poison to defend themselves
  • Snakes can eat things 5 times the size of them

Adaptations:

  • Fish have fins to swim fast
  • Frogs are slimy so they can climb into trees
  • Reptiles skin is green and brown to blend in

Symbiotic Relationships

Rainforest:


  • Mutualism- Leaf Cutter Ants and Fungus
  • Parasitism- The Strangler Fig and Trees
  • Commensalism- Bromeliads and Trees



Wetland-


  • Mutualism- Bees and The Buttercup Flower
  • Parasitism- Leeches and Catfish
  • Commensalism- Monarch Butterfly and Toxic Milk Weed

Rainforest Ecological Pyramid

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Rainforest Food Web

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Wetlands Ecological Pyramid

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Wetlands Food Web

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