Eco Systems

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What is an eco system?
A collection of plants and animals living on a particular location.
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What does Abiotic mean?
Non living environment.
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What does Biotic mean?
All living things also called the Biomass.
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Give a few examples of Abiotic things.
Climate, Geology and soil.
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what are the order of biomes from the bottom up?
TRF,Temperate,Taiga,Tundra and Polar
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What sort of plants are in the temperate Biome?
Cherry blossom,Oak tree, Ash trees, Mushrooms.
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What sort of animals are in the temperate Biome?
Deer, Amur leopard, Ducks, Butterflies.
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What is the climate in the temperate Biome?
Harsh winters, 4 Seasons, mild summers
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What animals are in the tropical Biome?
Monkeys, Birds and insects.
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What are the 4 sections of the Forest? from bottom to top.
Shrub, Under canopy, Canopy, emergent.
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What percentage of sunlight gets to the Shrub?
2%
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In the tropical rainforest how many seasonsa re there?
No seasons=growing seasons all year round so high amount of biomass
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Give two examples of Primary producers found in the TRF.
Guava, Pothos plant.
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Give two examples of primary producers found in the TRF.
Aphid, Stick insect, Skink, Fruit bat, Ribbon tailed bird of paradise
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Give two examples of secondary producers in the TRF.
Rat, Gecko, Soloman island leaf frog, Kingfisher, Boa
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What is a tertiary animal in the TRF?
Musk Shrew
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What are two top preditors?
Brown tree snake, Decomposers.
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What continent are the soloman islands?
Oceania
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What are the soloman islands located between?
The equator and the tropic of capricorn.
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What is an economic benifit of the TRF?
Rich people and large transnational companies buy land as an investment.
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Give an example of a Transnational company that buys TRF land.
Isobel Timber company (malaysia)
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Give some examples of environmental benifits of the TRF.
The TRF is full of species not found anywhere else on the planet, There could be more then 30 million species of plants and animals in the TRF. There is a large quantity of natural resources- timber, minerals, medicines and land.
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What is commercial logging?
The dutting down of trees in forests for money.
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what % of values do the locals get for the timber?
only 2%
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What does a nutrient cycle diagram show?
it shows what happens to the nutrients when a certain event happens.
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what are the three sections that sustainability includes?
Social, economy, environmental.
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