Tropical Rainforest

By: Haley Stallard, Taylor Beach, Kelsie Halwick

Location

Tropical Asia , Africa, South Africa

Climate

Temperature Patterns: It rarely gets higher that 93" degrees or drops below 68" degrees the average humidity is between 77&88%


Precipitation Patterns: rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year, they have a dry season to. they have a bout 50-260 inches of rain each year.

Vegetation

Such climate can support the enormous amount of vegetation growth. Their 2,500 species of vines they have big showy flowers to.


Adaptation to the Environment: They have flower their that smell like rotting mean. trees also have to compete vigorously for sun light.

Interesting Information

  • temperatures change between day and night.
  • food reproduction is the primary reason for forest clearance.
  • The trees of a tropical rainforest are so densely packed that rain falling on the canopy can take as long as 10 minutes to reach the ground.

Soil

The soil in the tropical forests is nutrient poor and acidic, the decomposition is rapid

Animals

Animals : Tropical rainforests support a greater number and variety of animals than any other biome

Adaptations to Environment : Because there is so many animals competing for food, many animals have adapted by eating a particular food.

Human Impacts

Logging and clear cutting to make way for plantations.
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Tropical Rainforest Biome

Bibliography

McGlumphy, D., & Kreger Webmaster, C. T. (Eds.). (2005, April 28). Earth Floor. Retrieved from http://www.cotf.edu/ete/modules/msese/earthsysflr/rforestA.html

Pullen, S. (Ed.). (n.d.). Article. Retrieved from http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/glossary/gloss5/biome/forests.html#tropical