Sunlight: is very important in a rainforest. Without sunlight many plants, trees, and animals would not be able to survive.
abiotic~things that where never living,
ex: sunlight,water,oxygen,rocks,leaves,and soil.
biotic~living things or animals.
ex: fish,turtles,trees,twigs,insects,and birds.
turtles: Many people may have questions about if turtles live in the rainforest or not, so the answer to some of your questions is, yes turtles do live in the rainforest. There are very tiny,tiny turtles that live there, in remote places of the rainforest.
Twigs: Twigs are biotic because they where living at one point on a tree. When they fall off a tree, they do not die, their energy just go into the earth.
.Carrying and Capacity.
the number of people or things, that a region can support without environmental degradation.
if the rainforest ever came close to a drought, many animals who live there would suffer... because, the animals there eat mostly worms,fish,snails, and tiny insects. All of those things have one thing in common, they all need water to live and survive. Without that many will die or move to someplace else, and the animals that live in the rainforest will, or could become extinct in that area.
The picture above shows a drought if one would ever occur in the rainforest.
Snake&Lizard : a snake eats lizards, mostly because they are a very "hardy" meal, and will keep the snake full for a while.
Birds&worm : birds eat worms, because they are easy to pick up with their beaks. And swallow down their narrow throats.
Birds: Birds get their energy from eating mostly, they digest the food that gives them energy.And they hey fly by having hollow bones, they also use there energy as efficiently as possible, so they can fly for a long period of time.
Lizards: Lizards can maximize their energy by choosing to eat food that has an high amount of energy inside of them, or eat food that are smaller then them because it is easier for them to catch.
. Food Web / Food Chain .
The pictures above show two the different types of way to show "what eats what"
Food Web : A Food Web is a better way to show which creatures eat what then a food chain, because the food web tells you anything and everything that animal eats, by using arrows pointing to each of its prey.
Food Chain: A Food chain is a good way to see what predator eats what, but it only shows you one or two of the creatures prey instead of all of their preys. In other words, there is just not enough detail.
. Energy Pyramid .
A pyramid is the best way to show the levels of energy, because it shows each of the different levels of Producers and Consumers.
The plants are on the bottom , because they are the main energy source, without plants their will be no more energy or oxigen for the animals to take in.
. Photosynthesis .
The pictures above represents: Sunlight, Water,and Air. Sunlight is the picture with the sun above the rocks, Air id the picture of the flower petals blowing in the wind, and Water is the picture with the open water and houses in the distance.
Chemical Equation for Photosynthesis
6CO2 + 6HO2 , C6H12O6 + 6O2
in order to have photosynthesis, you have to have mainly water,sunlight, and of course air. Even if just one of those key elements are missing, Photosynthesis will not be able to work.
. Trophism .
A photo tropism is a reaction to sunlight and may be either positive towards the stimulus or negative away from the stimulus.
Tropism in the rain forest is somewhat vital. Without it, many seeds that get turned around by the water may not grow correctly. Since the Earth does have Tropism, we don't have to worry about plants growing up side down.
Ex: if a seed is planted upside down, the plant will still grow right side up.
. Decomposers .
Decomposers are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, carry out the natural process of decomposition. Like herbivores and predators, decomposers are heterotrophic, they use organic substrates to get their energy, carbon and nutrients for growth and development
Saprophytes are organisms that act as the rainforests decomposers, with the heavy rainfall which constantly washes away nutrients on the forest floors. Some fungi, called mycorrhizals, are examples of plant life that carry out this function.
. Adaptions .
Angiosperms, or flowering plants, have scented flowers that attract certain pollinators.They have leaves that catch sunlight and roots that soak up water. These and other adaptations help plants survive.
With warm temperatures, water and an abundance of food, tropical rain forests support thousands of wildlife species. The competition means organisms must adapt or develop specialized traits to compete for environmental resources. Many rain forest animals use adaptations to carve out their own niches and protect themselves from predators.
If any of the animals or plants are placed into a different echo system, then they will have to learn how to adapt very quickly, if not they will surly die.