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A forest with heavy annual rainfall.A type of biome found in the tropical latitudes classed as a rainforest if rainfall exceeds 2.5 metres a year. rainforests in Nigeria are characterised by heavy rainfall. cool temperature and the vegetation is arranged in storeys , layers or strata. i.e. in canopies. . and the trees produce flowers on their stems (cauliflory). they have stomata and lenticels for gaseous exchange.

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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

Yep that's pretty much it. A lake within a forest is two different ecosystems and the same goes for a river running through rainforest. The boundaries of an ecosystem are basically defined by different types of environments, so the size of ecosystem is governed by how large the area ...

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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems

... operates. So do different ecosystems have different environments? Like would a small pond IN a forest be two separate ecosystems? Or a river IN a rainforest – would the river and the rainforest be two different ecosystems? 2) And also I read that ecosystems can be as small as a pond in your garden ...

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by gooner97
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
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Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment

... most since to me is the most popular "Out of Africa" theory. Simply stated some of our ape like ancestors stumbled out of the African Rainforest (for what ever reason) and onto the African savanna. Here they adapted and explored new ways of living and surviving. So a big part of our ...

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by Anopsology
Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Humans Natural Habitat/Optimal Environment
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Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?

... unless one of them were introduced into the habitat of the other. They also live in different habitats. Most gorillas inhabit lowland tropical rainforest, but some live in bamboo forest and montane rainforest. The grizzly bear prefers open habitats, such as tundra, alpine meadows and coastlines. ...

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by darrellacoustic
Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Bear vs Gorilla Stand-Off. Who would win?
Replies: 10
Views: 20363

Replication of Photosynthesis

... of rain. It is the water. Water has 13 million joules per liter! (In case you didn't realize this, the pacific northwest is a "temperate rainforest" and the cry to save the rainforest can happen right in America and not in the tropics. I am sure there are other temperate rain forests ...

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by bellyjelly
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:17 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Replication of Photosynthesis
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