What is shifting cultivation?
An area of forest is cleared, and after 3 to 4 years this is left to regrow, and they move to a different area. Often used in Brazillian farming.
Where villages are made in different areas, connected by trade routes.
What heights do the layers of the rainforest stand?
40m - Emergent, 30m - Canopy, 20m - Under canopy and 10m - Shrub layer
100m - Emergent, 70m - Canopy, 50m - Under canopy and 25m - Shrub layer
Give three facts about the rainforest climate.
Average temperature of 40 degrees centigrade, it is very humid. Around 800mm of rain falls per year.
Average temperature of 28 degrees centrigrade (rarely about 35 and never below 20). Around 2000mm of rain per year, the atmosphere is sticky, hot and humid.
How many species are there in the rainforest?
Over 5 million species have been identified, with a possible 30 million that exist.
800,000 have been identified, with a possible 70 million that exist.