Tropical Rainforest Biome

Yusra Waris & Vismaya Joseph

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Rainforests are very dense, warm, wet forests that consist of a great amount of species diversity. Rainforests are one of Earth's oldest living ecosystems and they cover a small amount of Earth's surface because of the damage being done to it.
Climate

Plant Adaptations

Venus Flytrap ( Dionaea muscipula)

Lianas (Bauhinia liana)

Bromeliads (Bromelia)

Victorian Lily Pads (Victoria Amazonica)

Red Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle)


  • Eat insects to provide nitrogen because the forest does not have the nitrogen they need
  • Have roots in the ground and grow high into the tree canopy to compete for available light
  • Urn shaped leaves to hold water
  • Sharp prickles along leaves to protect them from mammals.
  • Burtress Roots provide extra stability for many trees
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Animal Adaptations

Binturong (Arcticitis Binturong)

Poison Dart Frog (Dendrobatidae)

Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus)

Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus)

Hoffmann's Two-Toed Sloth (Cholepus hoffmanni)

Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao)

Leaf-tailed Geckoes (Uruplatus phantasticus)

Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)


  • Poison to protect from other predators
  • Sharp bills for eating nuts, fruits, and seeds
  • Some organisms have slow metabolism that require not to eat a lot
  • Camoflauge to blend in with leaves in environment
  • Adapted to live on trees to avoid competition for food
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Mutualism- Trees provide food, monkeys provide pollination

Commensalism-Ecitonindemts eat food and Antbirds eat leftovers

Parasitism- Mosquitoes use sloths to get blood

Human Impact
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Interesting Facts

  • One out of 4 ingredients in a medicine come from rainforest
  • 2000 trees per minute are being cut down
  • An area of the rainforest the size of a football field are taken down oer second

Citations

"Tropical Rainforest Plants." Tropical Rainforest Plants. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.

"Biotic Interactions." Tropical Rainforests of Our World. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.

"Plant Adaptations." Plant Adaptations. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Nov. 2015.