Biotic Factors of the Tropical Rainforest:
Poison Tree Frog Bambusa Tulda
Toucan Coconut Tree
Boa Constrictor Strangler Figs
Sloth Kapok Tree
Abiotic Factors of the Tropical Rainforest:
Carrying capicity is the amount of organisms an environment can hold.
If the resources in the rain forest get scarce then the animals will die off. For example if the boa constrictor looses small animals to eat then its population will decrease.
Limiting Factor-an environmental factor that restricts the size of a population.For example predators, weather, and disease.
A predator to prey relationship is a Giant Ant Eater eating ants. If the ants suffer disease one year then the population of the ant eaters will decrease.
Energy roles are determined by how the organism gains energy and how it interacts with other living things in its ecosystem.
There are many plants in the rainforest. Plants are producers that are eaten by small animals. These small animals get energy from the plants and are eventually eaten by larger predators such as the jaguar.
Food Chains and Food Webs
A food web is more accurate for my environment because there is many different species. In a food chain an organism only gets its energy from one other organism. If one population was removed then its predator would have less energy, and its prey's population would increase too much.
Trophic Levels and Energy Pyramid
The energy pyramid is shaped like a pyramid because as you go up each level there is less energy. Producers are the largest level (bottom) because they have the most energy. The predators are at the smallest level (top) because by the time the energy gets to them there is very little of it.
The chemical equation for photosynthesis is 6CO2+6H2O ---------> C6H12O2+6O2. In order for photosynthesis the plant need water, carbon dioxid, and radiant enrgy. Photosynthesis produces oxygen and glucose, energy for t he plant.
Tropisms-the turning of all or part of an organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus. An example of tropism is the bamboo tree moving towards the sun as the sun moves throughout the day. In the picture below you can see the bamboo moving towards the sun.
The Role of Decomposers
Decomposers are so important because without them there would be a build up of dead organisms and animal feces. Also, they wouldn't break down the nutriens plants need to grow. Some types of decomposers you can find in the rainforest are fungus, dung beetles, and worms.
If organisms didn't adapt over time they would never be able to survive in there environment. Plants in my ecosystem have to have something to protect them from getting eaten such as thornes. Animals have to be able to climb because of dense forest. If the organisms from the rainforest were placed in another environment they would have to have new adaptations over time or else they wouldn't survive.
the gradual process by which inheritable traits become more or less common in a population. It is very important because you would have over growth of a population or too little of a population. An animal that has been naturally selected is the sloth. It is very slow but its ability gives it an advantage by staying away from predators. The population of the sloth increases and its predator gets less energy.