Amazon rainforest ecosystem
is a very complex and species-rich ecosystem, where millions of plants
and animals interact with each other.
As in other tropical
grow in distinctive
Canopy trees and extremities make up the highest layer.
falls the canopy opens and other plants start growing quickly upwards
towards the sun to fill the gap. Trees are often covered by epiphytes
such as orchids and bromeliads. Vines also use trees to grow high up to
an Amazon rainforest
lowest down are plants and insects, which are eaten by
birds and herbivorous animals.
are are eaten by
carnivorous animals such as small cat animals, or large, top predators
such as large birds of prey, large crocodiles and large cat animals.
in an ecosystem? Animals interact within population by altruism
(helping each other), mating, communication; and between species by
parasitism, competition (that's why they try to find different niches),
predation (as already mentioned) and symbiosis, which means that
different species of animals benefit from each other.
Some of the most common examples on symbiosis are plant-pollinator and
plant-seed spreader relationships, where the pollinator eats nectar and
plants get pollinated, and the seed spreader eats fruits and the plants
get their seeds spread.
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