RAINFOREST

BIOTIC:

Bamboo

Banana tree

Rubber Trees

Cassava

Bromeliads(monocot flowering plants)

Avocado

Air Plants

Vines

Shrubs

Ferns

Epiphyte

Orchids

ABIOTIC:

Water

Soil

Sunlight at the canopy (top) is more than the sunlight at the ground (bottom).

Temperature: The temperature rarely gets higher than 93 degrees F, or drops below 68 degrees F; the average humidity is between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year.

Sources:

http://info.rforests.tripod.com/biotic_factors.htm

http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/rainforest.htm

Carrying Capacity

Carrying capacity is the largest number of a species an environment can support.

Resources that are needed for a population to survive are: Water, Food, and Shelter.

If Sloths don't have trees, or the tropical rainforest to live in they wouldn't have a shelter. If leaves, tender young shoos, and fruits were running out the sloths wouldn't have any food to eat. If there was a drought that caused all water to evaporate then the sloths wouldn't be able to live.

Sources:

http://ghsd-curriculum.com/inquiry/projects/rainforest/animals/animal_sloth.html

Limiting Factors

Limiting factors are environmental factor that tends to limit the size of the population.

Examples of limiting factors are:

Water

Food

Space

Predators

A predator/prey relationship in the tropical rainforest is a Jaguar and a Sloth. Limiting factors can affect these animals because if there aren't trees then bot of the animals wouldn't have shelter because sloths and jaguars live in trees. If there is a drought and the water was all gone then the sloth would die and so would the jaguar, eventually, because when the sloth dies the jaguar wont have anything to eat, so it will starve and die.

Energy Roles

Energy roles: The role each kind of organism gets in their ecosystem.

Producer: Tree, flowers, shrubs

Consumer: Carnivore: Alligator, Ape, Frog, Jaguar, Howler Monkey. Herbivore: Butterfly, Caterpillar. Omnivore: Ant, Bird, Turtle. Scavenger: Earthworm, King Vulture

Producers get their energy from the sun

Primary consumers get their energy from the producers

Secondary consumers get their energy from the primary consumers

Tertiary consumers get their energy from the secondary consumers

The energy, radiant, that gets transferred from the sun to the producer gets transferred into chemical and then from their gets transferred from mechanical to chemical when the consumers chews it and it goes to its stomach which has stomach acid.

Food Webs & Food Chains

A food web is more realistic than a food chain because in the world a producer doesn't get eaten by just one consumer, it gets eaten by multiple consumers, same with animals/humans, but in a food chain only one organism gets eaten by another, and only one organism eats the producer.

If I were to remove the small mammals then the weasels, raccoons, and hawks would run low on food supply because the raccoons, and weasels only eat small mammals and the hawks only eat two other organisms, insects and bluejays.

Trophic Levels & Energy Pyramids

Using a pyramid shape shows how much energy is being transferred as you move up the pyramid. Since the space gets smaller, so does the amount of energy (kcals). It also shows what kind of consumer eats what kind of other consumer or producer.

Producers are in the largest level because they don't get eaten and don't eat anything else. They provide energy for the consumers. The top predators are in the smallest level because they are the ones who eat everything and don't get eaten. It represents what trophic level each type of animal is in.

Photosynthesis:

Chemical Equation:

CO2+H2O ----> C6 H12 O6+O2

NEEDED

Water

Carbon Dioxide

Sunlight

PRODUCED

Oxygen

Glucose(Sugar)

WHERE PHOTOSYNTHESIS TAKES PLACE:

Photosynthesis takes place in a plants cell called chloroplast which contains chlorophyll. The chlorophyll absorbs the light energy given from the sun to be able to photosynthesise.

ENERGY TRANSFORMATION:

Tropisms

Phototropism:

Orchid

Passion Flowers

Thigmotropism:

Liana vines

Geotropism:

Acioa Edulis (timber tree)

Awarra (palm tree)

Brazil Nut tree

Sandbox tree (Possumwood tree)

How do theses types of tropisms help the plants survive?

It helps them because it will help keep the plants growing and fertilized, and it helps them protect themselves from harmful things.

Decomposers

Decomposers are vital to my ecosystem because they fertilize the soil which gives nutrients to the plants which helps then grow and produce more food for the consumers.

Decomposers:

Earthworm

Fungi

Termites

This is a picture of an apple before and after it was decomposed. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

ADAPTATIONS:

Adapting to your environment is important because without adaptations you could die. Adaptations help animals survive in their ecosystem by helping them get used to the different characteristics of the environment. Maybe from the amount of air (volcano environment), or a lot of water (beach), humidity (rainforest).

Plants:

Epiphytes: Need trees to live on

Bamboo: Tropical climates

Bromeliads: Pools collect moisture and nutrients so that they don't use them from the roots of the other plants.

Animals:

Sloth:Long fingernails to grab onto the trees, grow algae on them to blend in with the trees and keep safe from predators.

Ape: Long arms to swing from trees

Placing an animal or plant that lives in the rainforest would be extremely difficult for them, because they would have to adapt to a whole new environment. They would have to change the way they act or the way they produce things(plants). They would suffer from not being able to adapt as quickly, like they did in the rainforest because they were born their.

NATURAL SELECTION:

Natural selection- The process of an organism adapting to their environment to survive and produce more offspring.

Natural selection is important for organisms because if they don't adapt to their environment they will die, and if they don't adapt t their environment they produce offspring which will cause their species to become extinct.

Tree Frog

This process occurred when two frogs join together for reproduction and the female lays her spawn, and the male releases his sperm to create the egg(s). Then the eggs hatch into tadpoles, grow legs, loose their tails, then come out of the water to make their home in the trees.

The environment changed by adding another species to the rainforest, which will increase the population of organisms.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I would like to know what bromeliads are.😜 😊

2 years ago
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^^

2 years ago
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i Agree Nice jod

2 years ago
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I agree because it has a lot of specific biotic and abiotic factors.

2 years ago
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Good job!^^

2 years ago
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looks good so far! make sure that you include definitions for the energy roles and tropisms