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Biome Project: Tropical Rainforest By Alex Cortes, Camile Alicea, and David Gomez-Fandino
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Biotic Factors–Living organisms: Poison dart frogs, parrots, toucans, beetles, butterflies, praying mantis, leafcutter ants, howler monkeys, anteater, jaguars, coral snakes, timber, cocoa, coffee, orchids, and fungi. Tropical Rainforests contain two thirds of earth's terrestrial species. Abiotic Factors—Non-living entities: Loose and sandy soil that is devoid of nutrients, 50 in to 300 in of rain per year (Tampa has an average of 46.3 in of rain per year), 77% to 88% humid, and 20°C-34°C. Tree canopy only allows 6% of sunlight reach the forest floor. Biotic and Abiotic Factors
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Climate Diagram
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Trophic Pyramid and Food Web
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The example in the previous slide shows the prototypical example of a food web in the tropical rainforest. Energy flows from the producers to the primary consumers The Trophic Levels are from primary producers to primary consumers to the secondary consumers the tertiary consumers that are at the top of the pyramid. The food web demonstrates the flow of energy and where it goes throughout the environment. In the food web it shows that the carnivores eat the herbivores and the herbivores eat the producers. Trophic Pyramid and Food Web Explanation
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The dominant plants in the tropical rainforests are epiphytic plants They grow on a host, usually large trees, and rely on nutrients from the air, falling rain, and the compost that lies on tree branches, not taking nutrients from the tree like a parasite.
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