Tropical Rainforest ecosystem

Abiotic factors

Abiotic: include soil,water,sunlight,rocks, and climate

Biotic factors

Biotic: The tropical rainforest is full of life with approximately 15 different a few examples of biotic factors are the rubber and bambo trees,sloths,anteaters,poison dart frogs,lemurs,bromelaids,etc.

This is a photo of a harlequin poison dart frog

Carrying capacity and
changes in population

Carrying capacity:the number of people, other living organisms, or crops that a region can support without environmental degradation.

Resources needed for population to survive are food,water and shelter

Bromeliads adapt to the rainforest by having small roots to anchor the plant to support the branches, and their broad leaf bases form a water-holding tank or cup.The tanks capacity ranges from half a pint to 12 gallons or more depending on how much it rains.The wax-coated leaves help because the water rolls off them into the tank supplying life-sustaining nutrients from the standing water over a longer period of time.

Limiting factors and predator/prey relationships

Limiting factor: The environmental factor that is of predominant importance in restricting the size of a population.                                                                                                     

Examples: A density-dependent factor affects a population size positively or negatively because of the size of that population. Examples of this are predators hunting more of a specific prey in an area due to increase in population or food supply of a species declining due to rapid growth of a population. A density-independent factor affects a population no matter the size. Human activity, such as deforestation affects many populations. Also, natural disasters and tropical storms are examples of density-independent limiting factors.

The relationship between the capuchin monkeys and the flowering trees in the rainforest. They both benefit each other the trees would provide the capuchin monkeys' food and the monkeys provide pollination.  The monkeys would eat the flowers' nectar and pollen would get into their face, and as they move on to another tree the pollen is distributed.

Limiting factors affect capuchin monkeys diets and population by limited amounts of food.

Energy roles

Producer: A plant that gives food to the consumer

Consumer: A person or thing that eats or uses something                                                                                                                                                


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2 years ago

Great, colorful pictures!