A tropical rain forest is a forest that is located in a region that is warm year round with tall trees. On average, between 50 to 260 inches of rain falls in a tropical rain forest each year. More »

The layered structure of a tropical rainforest includes the forest floor, understory, canopy and emergent layer. Each layer contains different flora and fauna unique to its environment. The fundamental difference between... More »

In tropical rain forests, such as the Amazon in South America, decomposer organisms include certain species of worm, fungi, bacteria and small arthropods. Decomposers are also known as saprotrophs and obtain nutrients by... More »

Tropical rainforest landforms are areas that lie between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Tropic of Cancer, are covered in forest and experience a high level of rain. While many small tropical rainforests persist on Earth... More »

There are many abiotic factors present in the temperate deciduous forest, but some of the most common are rocks, climate, soil, sunlight, rain and temperature. The abiotic factors of an ecosystem are all the nonliving th... More »

A temperate desert is a region with less than 40 inches of rain per year, arid, hot summers, cold winters with snowfall and temperatures that average below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Tropical deserts are also arid, but they ... More »

The Rainforest Action Network indicates that about half of the world's animal species live in the rain forest. Although rainforests cover only about 6 percent of the Earth's surface, they are home to many animal species.... More »