Geography Case Studies - The Living World

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  • Geography Case Studies - The Living World
    • 2. Causes of deforestation - Malaysia
      • Growing crops - LEDC's rapidly growing populations
      • Local people - slash and burn
      • Logging companies - richest countries import from TRFs
      • 63% covered in rainforests
      • Beef sent to MEDCs
    • 6. Plant adaptations in a TRF
      • Prey trapping mechanism as only 2% light on forest floor
      • Lianas work their way by climbing trees
      • Drip tip leaves as 2000mm of rainfall a year
    • 1. Pond Ecosystems
      • Primary producer - plants that make living matter
      • Food chain - simple pathway taken by energy absorbed by plants
      • Consumers - animals that eat plants or other animals
      • Food web - complex connections between producers and consumers
    • 7. Plant adaptations in a desert
      • Thick waxy skin reflects suns heat
      • Spikes instead of leaves to reduce moisture loss
      • Fleshy stem to store water
    • 3. Consequences of deforestation in TRF
      • Climate change
      • Decrease in hardwoods
      • Soil erosion
      • Effect on tribes
      • Decrease in soil fertility
    • 4. Sustainable management of TRF - Delos Ecolodge, Ecuador
      • 1.5 hours drive from Tena. 20 minute foot trek from road to get to it
      • Maximum of 300 guests a year
      • Roof made out of bamboo which needs replacing every 15 years
      • Maximum guests can be accommodated at 1 time
      • Groups kept small to prevent damaging environment
    • 5. Sustainable management of TRF - selective logging, India
      • Local people log for teak
      • Sustainable so they don't have to cut down whole area
      • Elephants can pick their way through dense vegiation

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