The Forest Biome includes six major types of forest: • The low latitude rainforest is found in the equatorial and tropical zone which experiences continuously warm temperatures with consistent abundant rainfall. These ideal conditions produce a forest of tall, closely set trees with a multilayered canopy and the largest diversity of species of any lifezone. • The monsoon forest grows in a wet-dry tropical climate. The stress of the dry season results in a deciduous forest that sheds its leaves. It has an open canopy allowing more development in the lower forest layers. • The subtropical evergreen forest is associated with the moist subtropical climate. The native vegetation consists of broadleaf and needleleaf evergreen trees although little natural forest remains due to agricultural development.
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course GEA GEA2000 taught by Professor Wong,faith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.