Ecosystems and Tropical Rainforests

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Define ecosystem.
The community of plants and animals that interact with each other and their physical environment.
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What is a producer?
An organism that uses sunlight energy to produce food.
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What is a consumer?
An organism that gets its energy by eating other organisms .
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Name 2 animals that have adapted to live in tropical rainforests.
Toucan, Parrot, Lemurs, Monkeys, Jaguars, Tigers, Leopards, Sloths
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Name 2 plants that have adapted to live in tropical rainforests.
Lianas, buttress roots, drip tip leaves
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State 3 causes of deforestation in tropical rainforests.
Cattle ranching / logging / commercial farming / mining / HEP / road building / building settlements .
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Name a "good" provided by tropical rainforests.
Fruits, nuts, biomass for energy, meat, fish, timber, crops .
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Name a "service" provided by tropical rainforests.
Green lungs, Nutrient cycling, climate regulation, maintaining biodiversity, gene pool.
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Name a local way that tropical rainforests can be sustainably managed.
Selective logging, Agroforestry, Ecotourism
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Name an international way that tropical rainforests can be sustainably managed.
Timber Agreements, Debt Reduction, Education, Conservation, CITES
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Name a tropical rainforest case study.
Malaysia Rainforest, The Atlantic Forest, The Amazon Rainforest
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What is a producer?

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An organism that uses sunlight energy to produce food.

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