Symbiosis in the rainforest
By: James Johnson
Symbiosis is living together in a mutually beneficial and interdependent fashion. It is a complex interaction between plants, and between plants and animals. A total symbiotic cannot survive and propagate naturally without it's partner, and that partner does not mean a male/female relationship, but is...
A guide to drought mitigation strategies
By: Terry Baldwin
Drought mitigation strategies are regional and /or countrywide plans to deal with prolonged drought. Without water there is no existence. One of the reasons we wouldn't survive living on another planet is because of lack of water there. Insufficient precipitation means higher costs of farming...
How mangrove swamps and sea grasses help coral reefs
By: James Johnson
Mangrove swamps and sea grasses are both vitally important and critical to the formation and survival of coral reef system. Without the Mangroves and sea grasses, the reefs could not form and many of the creatures found around them would disappear from the seas. How...
The link between water and troubled financial markets described
By: James Johnson
Interconnectedness has been shown to exist around the world and through out nature. Chemistry and biology are separate fields and vastly different from physics, but now there is biophysics and biochemistry and physics is being used to explain how atoms work and create new chemical...
The impact of depletion of old growth forests
By: James Johnson
Old growth forests are some of the remaining pristine ecosystems left from thousands of years ago and are being cut down in many areas. They are the grandfathers of the nature of the woods of the world, holding value beyond measure. They allow us to...
What is a tropical rainforest canopy?
By: James Johnson
What is a rainforest canopy? It is a vibrant living system, a source of wonder and discovery. It is a part of the Earth's prehistoric past and may be that is essential for mankind's future. It is something that is vanishing from the world due...
Temperate and tropical rainforest plants
By: Betsy Franz
Bromeliads: Exotic Beauties that Practically Take Care of ThemselvesIf you want an exotic plant that almost takes care of itself, try bromeliads.Their rare exotic beauty sometimes causes inexperienced growers to assume that bromeliads are touchy and difficult to grow. The truth is that bromeliads...
Rainfall in the tropical rainforest described
By: James Johnson
Rainfall in a tropical rainforest can be varied depending on the terrain, location of the rainforest and the time of year. It does not rain constantly in a rainforest and the sun does shine. Plants need both!First, there is an increase in noise. Small...
The tropical floor of the tropical rainforest
By: James Johnson
A rainforest could be described as a layered symbiotic ecosystem that gets a tremendous amount of rain. The canopy is the top layer and composed of mainly epiphytes; climbing vines, orchids, bromilliads and such which serve as a protector, preventing erosion and trapping the moisture...
Plants and animals of the temperate forest biome
By: James Johnson
The temperate regions of the world are those areas that fall between the Topics, Cancer and Capricorn, and the polar regions, Arctic and Antarctic. While the tropics are considered always warm or even hot and the polar regions are generally cold, the temperate regions can...

 

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