Presentation on theme: "How Abiotic and Biotic forms help the Biome: Biotic (living) forms, such as birds and fish, help the ecosystem. They provide food for the other animals."— Presentation transcript:
How Abiotic and Biotic forms help the Biome: Biotic (living) forms, such as birds and fish, help the ecosystem. They provide food for the other animals who eat them. Without these animals, the secondary consumers could starve. Also, some animals help clean up the biome (eating the dead animals). Without these animals, the entire rainforest would have piles of dead animals on the rainforest floor. Abiotic (non-living) forms, such as rocks or soil, help provide shelter for animals. Without these, small animals would have no places to hide from predators. Abiotic factors can also provide food/drink. Water is needed for animals to live. Finally, Soil is needed for trees to grow. If we did not have soil, the trees in the tropical rainforest would all die.
Herbivores: - Capybara - Asian Elephant - Iguana Pictures from http://addiesrainforest.weebly.com/herbivores.html
Carnivores: - Caiman (Alligator) - Jaguar - Green Anaconda Pictures from http://addiesrainforest.weebly.com/carnivores.html
Special Adaptations: One important animal adaptation is the Toucan and the Parrot. Both have developed strong beaks to break the hard Brazilian nuts. Another animal adaptation is the Stick Bug. It uses camouflage to hide from predators. The Poison Arrow Frog has also adapted to the forest. Its bright colors warn predators that it is highly poisonous and to stay away. The South American Three Toed Sloth uses camouflage and slowness to escape from predators. Green algae grows in sloth's fur, which helps camouflage it. Sloths are one of the slowest moving animals. They are so still that predators such as jaguars don't see them. All of these adaptations help the animals live and survive in the Biome. Info from http://www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/biomerainfor4.htm
Decomposer Example: Fungi The Fungi’s role is to decompose dead animals in the forest. When animals die, Fungi absorb the nutrients in order to get energy, carbon and nutrients for development. The decompose by releasing enzymes to break the decaying material down. Info from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decomposers
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