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Amazon Rainforest
The role of rainforests in the water cycle is to add water to the atmosphere through the process of transpiration in which plants release water from their leaves during photosynthesis. This moisture contributes to the formation of rain clouds, which release the water back onto the rainforest. In the Amazon, 50-80 percent of moisture remains in the ecosystems water cycle.
Abiotic factors are non-living factors of the ecosystem. Some examples are oil and forest fires.
Average precipitation: 250 cm a year Average evaporation: 20-25% Average transpiration: 50-80% Respiration: Carbon is released from ecosystems as carbon dioxide gas by the process of respiration. Respiration takes place in both plants and animals and involves the breakdown of Carbon: based organic molecules into carbon dioxide gas and some other compound byproducts.
Biotic factors are living factors of an ecosystem. Three examples are trees, animals, and tourists/natives.
A food web is a system of interlocking and interdependent food chains. Here is an example of a food web you would find in the Amazon Rainforest:
A food chain is a series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food. An example:
The carbon cycle is the series of processes by which carbon compounds are interconverted in the environment, chiefly involving the incorporation of carbon dioxide into living tissue by photosynthesis and its return to the atmosphere through respiration, the decay of dead organisms, and the burning of fossil fuels. Explore room210science's photos on Flickr. room210science has uploaded 3304 photos to Flickr.
The series of processes by which nitrogen and its compounds are interconverted in the environment and in living organisms, including nitrogen fixation and decomposition. Explore room210science's photos on Flickr. room210science has uploaded 3304 photos to Flickr.
Producers, consumers, and decomposers of the rainforest. Plants are called producers. This is because they produce their own food. Animals are called consumers. This is because they cannot make their own food, so they need to eat plants and/or animals. Bacteria and fungi are decomposers. They eat decaying matter - dead plants and animals and in the process they break them down and decompose them.
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Exploring the Rainforest: A video to learn more about the rainforest. This short video is about the three different layers in the rainforest and the animals that inhabit each level. This is full of great information that is app...

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