+ Biome Day Lenght: 25 Hours Year Length: 300 Days Temperature Range: Between 20˚-34˚C Precipitation: 250-450 cm/year Soil is usually wet because of rain. This soil creates thin humus which includes rich nutrients. Tropical Rainforests recieve almost 12 hours of sunlight every day. Since there is a lot of sunlight, plenty of the energy is stored in plants that are eaten by animals. Tropical rainforests are found in lownland regions. The types of landforms included in this ecosystem are mountains, wetlands, rivers and valleys.
+ Competition is an interaction between organisms to survive in their ecosystem. This includes limited supply of at least one resource like food, water or territory. Organisms compete for survival. One example of competition in the ecosystem is an iguana and a Red-eye tree frog competing for insects. They both prey on insects and have to feed themselves in order to survive. Competition (Graph)
+ Predator/Prey The red-eye tree frog forms part of the second level consumers and preys on insects which are from the first level consumers. Still, insects being a much bigger population than the red-eye tree frogs. (Graph)
+ Predator/Prey The Jaguar, one of the most powerful organisms in our biome which is in the tertiary consumers level only below humans, preys on monkeys, forming part of the first level consumers.
+ Mutualism is a symbiotic interaction between two different species that is mutually beneficial to one another. In our tropical Rainforest biome, a relationship between Ants and Jelly fungus is considered mutualism because ants actively create fungus and in return the fungus provides nutrients for the ants. Mutualism
+ Commensalism Commensalism is the relationship between two organisms where one organism benefits without affecting the other. The relationship between a frog and a coconut tree would be considered commensalism because the frog shelters in the tree but the tree is given no harm.
+ Parasitism Parasitism is a non-mutual relationship between two organisms which are from two kinds of species where one organism, the paraside benefits in the expense of the other organism, the host. The host usually gets harmed, in some cases killed. In our tropical rainforest the relationship between humans and mosquitos is considered Parasitism in which humans are the host for mosquitos which are the parasite because mosquitos feed on blood and often times we get small mosquito bites. (Harm)
+ Food Web& Scientific Names Bamboo (Bambusoideae) Bannana Tree (Musa Acuminata) Coconut Tree (Cocos nucifera) Producers Decomposers Slime Mold (Dictyostelium discoideum) Giant Millipede (Archispirostreptus spp.) Jelly Fungus (Dacryopinax spathularia.) Parrots (Phaethontidae Psittaciformes) Insects (Insecta) Monkeys (Catrol Vancliechin) First Level Consumers Red-eye tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) Fruit Bat (Cynopterus brachyotis) Iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis) Second Level Consumers Python (Python regius) Jaguar (Panthera onca) Humans Third Level Consumers Top Level Consumers