From an environmental perspective the Amazon is negatively affected from the burning of the trees which is polluting the biggest rainforest in the world with Carbon dioxide (Co2). Also, a lot of nutrients are being lost from deforestation and high quality soil is being wasted. Desertification is slowly happening in the Amazon and other rainforests. If deforestation continues the rainforests will start to lose bodies of water, as well as vegetation and wildlife. There are many problems that the rainforest biome encounters.
Climate Change and Human/Wildlife Health: Direct and Indirect Effects and The Greenhouse Effect By Emanuel Picon Climate change effects are activities that threaten human and animal health, such as habitat destruction and urbanization, and pollution. These human activities directly affect the ecosystem and indirectly affect human and animal health as well. Climate change can also be seen in physical and climate events, such as the El Niño and solar radiation that have large effects on the Earth’s climate and in humans and animals. A lot of evidence exists for climate bad effects on wildlife. Factors of concern, such as ecosystem composition and pathogen virulence, are said to be related to climate changes.
For example, soil can be affected by heavy rains or floods. Many abiotic factors can affect the lifestyle of an organism. These abiotic factors have subfactors, such as climatic and edaphic factors, that can have a huge impact on the survival, distribution, abundance and over-all ecology of the biotic units of the ecosystem. All these factors affect different organisms to different extents but without these environmental factors, organisms cannot exist. This study allows us to determine the variations of abiotic factors affecting organisms.
Such adaptation is known as a “Buttress Roots”. Without these adaptation trees wouldn’t be able to receive nutrients and die out. Question (ii): Discuss the role Humus (Decaying Vegetation Matter) on the forest floor plays in providing nutrients to rainforest soils. • Include a labelled diagram or a series of labelled diagrams to illustrate your answer. Answer (ii): The HUMUS play an important role needed for the survival of the rainforest in that the HUMUS is the provider of nutrients.
Introduction: Soil inhabiting microbes play chief role in damaging juvenile plants under nursery. Pre-emergence or post-emergence nature of damage may leads to complete damage. However, many serious diseases are associated with soil-borne plant pathogens, which results in damping off, root rot, crown rot and wilts in various field and horticultural crops especially in nursery stage. Soil borne diseases are a common problem in nursery production which leads to sustainable economic loss by attacking the juvenile plants at early stage of life. Practical application of this knowledge will lead to healthier plants and improved plant growth with greater uniformity.
Furthermore, such hypoxic events are particularly common in marine coastal environments surrounding large, nutrient-rich rivers (e.g., Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico; Susquehanna River and the Chesapeake Bay) and have been shown to affect more than 245,000 square kilometers in over 400 near-shore systems (Diaz & Rosenberg 2008). Hypoxia and anoxia as a result of eutrophication continue to threaten lucrative commercial and recreational fisheries worldwide. Figure 3 Helisoma trivolvis (left) and Physa acuta (right) are two of the most common freshwater snails in North America. Both species use chemical cues to detect predators such as molluscivorous fish and typically respond by hiding under rocks and logs or in shallow water. © 2013 Nature
Besides global warming there is another problem with this beautiful structure and that is the result of several local natural and human factors such as over fishing. Silt from deforested lands and pollution from crowded coastlines choke them, and overuse and destroy coral reefs. There are many other factors which if they are not stopped it will destroy all coral reefs. Corals are animals, not plants; sunlight is the key to their survival. They need it to power the millions of microscopic algae, called zooxanthellae, that live in their tissues.
An ecosystem can range from a mere backyard garden to a vast land under rainforest. Animal body is sometimes considered as an ecosystem since it can support life. The words "environment" and "ecology" have been increasingly in the news. Man is beginning to fear that his daily activities may be limiting the future use of resources. Pesticide use and drift can affect air quality; pesticides in the food chain can threaten wildlife populations; and soil may no longer be suitable for optimal crop production.
The effects of pesticides can be devastating. They build up and cause problems for the future. Improper use of pesticides can affect all the organisms that live in that ecosystem. The use of pesticides needs to be cautiously monitored, in order to protect the environment and species from the harmful effects that pesticides can cause. Pesticides can travel great distances through the environment even if that is not the intention.
The great diversity of the tropical rainforest provides great services to the earth’s human population. One would hope that the tropical rainforest would be in no immediate danger since it is one of the most diverse biomes on earth. However, there are many factors that contribute to the depletion and deforestation of the earth’s biome known as the tropical rainforest. The depletion of tropical rainforests harms a variety of species and impairs the services it provides to the earth. Tropical rainforests make up six percent of the earth’s surface (Michael).