Interactions only 35 of land on earth is rainforests

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Unformatted text preview: and then taken up by organisms Important role of fungi in nutrient cycling Network of fungi that lives in symbiosis with plants Biodiversity As you get more species, you get more species Increased interactions Only 3.5% of land on Earth is rainforests However, this covers 25% of the NPP Seasonality Savannahs: less density of trees Tend to be deciduous, trees that drop their leaves Tropical Rainforests Little seasonal variation Little temperature variation Located at low latitude areas Lot of precipitation Differences in light availability Cause different plant formations to grow Canopies Understories Ground layers Lianas and epiphytes Tropical Seasonal Rainforests and Savannahs Precipitation pretty high, but more variable Temperature is relatively constant Plan...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course BIOL 180 taught by Professor Jenniferfox during the Fall '12 term at Georgetown.

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