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Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem: Location, Structure, Components, Function, Disturbance, Recovery, and Natural Resources

Added on -2019-09-16

This article provides information about the tropical rainforest ecosystem, including its location, structure, components, function, disturbance, recovery, and natural resources. It also explains the biogeochemical cycle and how humans can act as good stewards to assist ecosystem recovery.
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1Question 1. Describe where this type of ecosystem might be located. Name 1 specific example. Describe where this type of ecosystem might be located. Name 1 specific example.Answer 1. The Tropical rainforests are located near the equator where the temperature remains constant throughout the year, and the maximum areas of rainforest are found in Brazil.Question 2. Describe the structure of the ecosystem.Answer 2. The structure of a tropical rainforest is in the form of layers including the emergent layer, canopy, understory, shrub layer and forest floor.Question 3. List at least 3 specific examples of both abiotic components and biotic components for the ecosystem type selected.Answer 3. Three examples of biotic components are rubber and bamboo trees, anteaters, and bromeliads. Three examples of Abiotic components are soil, rocks, and water.Question 4. Describe the function of the ecosystem.Answer 4. Their function is to absorb carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, and to produce oxygen. They also stabilize climate and provide nourishing rainfall to the planet (Stork, 2016).Question 5. In your own words, explain or define biogeochemical cycle.Answer 5. When the chemicals cycle through both thebiological and thegeological world it is called as a biogeochemical cycle.In the tropical rainforest, the trees bring water from forest floorwhich is evaporated in the atmosphere.

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