-No trees >>> no CO2 converting to O2 no O2 >>> animal & plant population will die off. -No water will cause the soil to not be fertile, and not having fertile soil will end up with not having any plant growth, or any vegetation. Without vegetation, the animal population will not have food, and the herbivores will die off, causing the carnivores to die off from lack of meat, and eventually the whole rainforest ecosystem's population will die off.
If these conditions continue at this rate, then there will not be anymore rainforests.
Limiting Factors: is an input or variable such that a small change in it from the present value would cause a non-negligible change in an output or other measure of the system.
- You cannot feel the sunlight, or the mild temperatures. You cannot actually predict what will happen in the future when deforestation continues. - A specific predator-prey relationship I have in my ecosystem is with INSECTS >>> FROGS. If there are very little insects, then all of the population of frogs would die off. But if there weren't many frogs, there would be WAY too many insects, and eventually the insects would swarm everything and everywhere.
This is what would happen if there weren't many frogs around...
This is what will happen in the future if there aren't many insects around to help the frogs survive.
Energy Roles: is a role in which one organism (except for the sun) gives energy to another. - For example: a producer (grass), primary consumer (grasshopper), secondary consumer (frog), tertiary consumer (birds),or decomposer (fungi) in an ecosystem .
These are some of the many, many animals in the rainforest.
- The sun gives energy to the grass (producer), the grass gives energy to the herbivores (primary consumer), the herbivores give energy to the carnivores (secondary consumer), the carnivores give energy to the top carnivores (tertiary consumer), and finally, the top consumers give energy to the decomposers, which break down the dead organism and gives the organisms' nutrients to the soil. - The producers absorb the energy from the sun and turns it into food. Producers are vital to any ecosystem because they are the base of life. they produce oxygen, and give food to the herbivores.
Food Chains & Food Webs.
Food webs are more realistic than food chains because they show more possibilities and more variety of what different organisms eat.
Food web of the rainforest.
-If we eliminate one population from the food web, such as the jaguar, there would be a lot more monkeys, frogs, and macaws left for the world, either they could be overpopulated, or something bad can happen, so we would need the jaguar in the food web.
A food/energy pyramid of the rainforest.
- Using a pyramid is a more efficient shape to use rather than a cube or cylinder because the pyramid what shows how little the energy percentage gets passed on through the organisms. At the top are the top consumers, they get only .1% out of 100% of energy from the origin/base of the pyramid, the producers. - Producers are the largest level (base) because that is where the most energy is. The top carnivores are at the top level because they are at the top, and they get the least amount of energy out of what they would have gotten from the plants. this represents energy transformation, because every organism get at least some of the energy from the ones that they eat.
The process of photosynthesis.
-6 co2 + 12h2o -> c6h12o6 + 6 o2 + 6 h2o
^^^ Light ^^^
-Water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight are the main things needed for a plant to produce photosynthesis. Photosynthesis produces chlorophyll, which produces glucose, food for the plant, and throws out the waste (oxygen) to the atmosphere, so that we can have air.
This is where photosynthesis takes place within plants
This ithe energy transformation taking place during photosynthesis.
Tropism: the turning of all or part of an organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus.
-Types of Tropisms: Phototropism, Thigmotropism, Hydrotropism, Geotropism,
These are only some of the tropisms that plants use during photosynthesis.
-All of these tropisms help plants in my ecosystem survive because **Phototropism: Uses the sunlight on the ground & in the top layer in the forest to make food. **Thigmotropism: When tourists & adventurers go out into the rainforest, they touch the plants. Either they react, or they don't. If they react, it's either bad, or good...it depends. **Geotropism: The plants that are in the rainforest grow upward from the ground/soil, so that the plants are able to get sunlight...( phototropism ) **Hydrotropism: Plants in the rainforest need water pretty often, so that they can survive. Without water, they won't be able to grow, and so they will die.
Decomposers: are important because they give dead organisms' nutrients to the soil, so that new plant life can continue.
-Without decomposers, the circle of life would end. Everything would die & stay there, and the Earth would be completely polluted with dead organisms. Decomposers, well, obviously decompose, but they help the plants and animals of the Earth, too. Without them, the plants would not have any nutrients, so then they would die, and life would cease to exist. -Some of the decomposers you could or might see in the rainforest are some such as: *Mushrooms *Algae *Different types of worms *Fungi, and so forth.
These are some mushrooms, only one of the many different types of decomposers in the rainforest.
Adaptations: having them can help you in situations of life and death. They can help you hide (trees), help you store water (storage), help you blend with your surroundings (camouflage)...etc.
-Plants and animals need at least two adaptations to survive the rainforest, some of them are: *Being able to blend in with your surroundings *Being able to store food *Having the ability to run fast in case of a really bad situation *Being able to get (animals)/make your own food (plants).
This is just an adaptation of only one animal, out of the thousands of animals in the rainforest.
This is an adaptation of some shrubs, trees, grasses, etc.
-If I could take out an animal from this ecosystem, let's say a frog, and put into another environment, like the desert, that frog would probably NOT survive. The frog needs water, and i the desert, there's not any water, and if there was, only very little. The frog would die and not repopulate because not very many frogs live in the desert, there wouldn't be any natural selection.
Natural selection: the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring.
-Natural selection is very important for any population to grow, and survive. Natural selection adds more organisms to that particular population so that their species doesn't become extinct, so that their species and thrive to the end.
-I think that one of the many, many species that were naturally selected is Red-Eyed Tree Frog. in order for this to happen, two frogs (i don't know the ones in particular), had to find each other to mate. So they did, and the Red-eyed tree frog was discovered. the population really changed in this environment because the rainforest got a brand-new species in their habitat. Now that they have a new species...they are going to need to make some room for the new-comers. this then changes the population of this environment forever.