Terms in this set (25)
Explain the weather.
Warm year round, and only climate variations are because of rain.
Where are most tropical Rainforests located?
Equatorial Africa, South Africa, and Asia; near the equator
How much will it rain in a rainy season?
Where does all precipitation come from, and how much?
All from rain, and about 70-260 inches of rain
What is special about the plant life?
There is more diversity than in any other biome.
How many different plant species in an area about half the size of the great?
About 100 species
What are two things that come from these plants?
20% of the oxygen we breath and many medicines.
What is special about the leaves?
They are grooved so water will slide off of them.
What have trees done to help them survive?
Many trees do not start to grow ranches until about 100 feet up; mor sunlight; structural adaption.
What percent of sunlight hits the forest floor?
What is an epiphyte?
A plant that doesn't have roots, and gets nutrients from the water in the air.
What are the tree layers, highest too lowest, of s tree
Canopy, understory, and forest floor.
Where do most of the animals live?
Name some animal that live in this biome.
Monkey, Jaguar, snake, parrot
What does this biome have more of than any other?
How is the soil?
Bad because all the plant life sucks up all of the nutrients. Also, nutrients is washed away by rain.
How long can most farmers use the soil?
Where to frogs lay their eggs and why?
On leaves because they are safer from animals, and the precipitation is enough to keep them moist.
Do trees in this biome use precipitation?
Yes, because with it they would drown from too much water.
What percentage of clouds in the rainforest are made from trees.
What is cordyceps fungus, and what does it have to do with with ants.
Cordycepts fungus eats animals bran, and is very easy to get once someone near you has it. Ants will throw away members of the tribe who have it. Helps keep species under control.
What are there many types of ----- plants in the rain forest?
Carniverous; must eat organisms because the soil doesn't have enough nutrients.
What does it mean when your tail is like a limb?
What type of farming do they do?
Slash and burn
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