Nutrient cycling within the rain forest differs from that in a temperate forest. Within a rain forest the nutrients are stored in the ______, while in a temperate forest, nutrients are stored in ______. 0 of 5 1. soil; plant biomass. 2. plant biomass; soil. 3. the water system; plant biomass. 4. lower soil layers, upper soil layers
Tropical rain forests provide 1. a tremendous reserve of plant and animal species. 2. the potential cure for many modern diseases. 3. a potential source of revenue for developing countries, whether they choose to harvest the resource or trade preservation for debt. 4. all of the above. 0 of 30
Activities which are responsible for deforestation of the rain forest include all of the following except 0 of 5 1. timber operations 2. cutting trees for fuel wood. 3. agroforestry operations. 4. conversion of land to crop or range land.