For my observation, I choose to visit the area of the Stanislaus National Forrest. I had wanted to see the changes over the few years from the rim fire. I headed up to the 120 towards Groveland and got as far as I could, but the road was closed. I stop for a moment to observe the area, and decided that I would take a different route to the area where I could look down below to see if I can catch anything with the Rim Fire affects.
The rare Daintree Rainforest is one of the forest that has been demolishing slowly because of logging. With this ecosystem fragmentation is occurring (“All about carbon dioxide”). Ecosystem fragmentation is where the forest is separated into smaller pieces over time because of human activity (“The Daintree Rainforest Australia”). With this happening, animals habitats are becoming even smaller (“All about carbon dioxide”). With more habitat space becoming less it is causing more animals to become threatened and an endangered species (“Deforestation”). Smaller amount of habitat is also affecting the animals migration patterns, their ability to collect food, and provides less shelter (“All about carbon dioxide”). This fragmentation also makes it a struggle for animals to move from one part of the rainforest to another and it also affects the limit it has on the animals breeding population. The ecosystem fragmentation is making them become more vulnerable to extinction (“Population in Daintree”). Logging is cutting down one and one-half acres of trees each second and eighteen million acres of forest are destroyed each year. It is estimated that in over the next quarter of a century up to twenty-eight thousand animal species may become extinct all because of logging and human damned for lumber (“All about carbon
The lumber industry has increased in production of furniture and collection of materials. This has ridden the Koalas of their major eucalyptus food resource and polluted most of their water supply, contributing to malnourishment and death. The trees were also their homes due to them being marsupials of which have a body composition to swing and hang on to limbes from a tree. Air pollution is another major impact as many were found to have died from a health risk that hurt their lungs and triggered bronchitis like inflammations and/or cancerous risks. This has been caused by coal and ash release within the air and the loss of trees also means less of filtration resulting more of it to be inhaled and affecting their lungs and system. These little things are what affects most animal species not just Koalas as they inhale and it affect their health systems and the waters are also polluted so by looking at this one animal we can not only base one problem but many resulting in greater effects that also affect us without us realizing
An article on NPR titled, Landmark Deal Protects over 9 Million Acres of Canadian Rain Forest by Merritt Kennedy is considered a victory for the environment. After 10 years, a deal protecting over 9 million acres of Canadian rain forest is now permanent. The area is located on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia and it is about the size of Ireland. It is a vast piece of land named “The Great Bear Rainforest,” and according to the report, “represents the largest tracts of intact temperate rainforest on Earth." The forest has a complex mixture of oceans, mountains, fjord, old forest, and salmon streams. A rarity amongst rain forest on Earth, therefore it took several years of negotiation before reaching a deal.
Plants are found everywhere on earth, up high on the ridge and down low in caves and caverns. The types of plants that live in these places depends on many factors. These factors are separated into two different categories, the biotic factors and the abiotic factors. Some of the biotic factors include, predation, competition, and habitat destruction. Plants with limited competition and large amounts of resources will be in a higher abundance than plants with limited resources and higher competition rates will be confined to areas and either out competed or will be the dominant species. Certain plants adapt to these factors and thrive and others don’t do as well. Some of the abiotic factors include, sunlight, water, temperature, and wind. These
Callitris is the dominant flora species due to its history of land use and forestry management practices (increasing its value as a product) it has seen reduced competition from co-occurring species such as the veteran Eucalyptus in the area. Management strategies to have longer fire free intervals and selected forestry clearance of the subdominant Eucalyptus removal of Callitris was noted (Bradstock & Cohn, 2002; Cohn et al., 2011; I. Lunt, Jones, N., & Petrow, M.,, 2003; Ian D Lunt, Jones, Spooner, & Petrow, 2006; Ian D Lunt et al.,
Significance: The question of whether or not invasive species impact the environment is an important one. The answer affects everyone. In today’s world, we take the outdoors for granted. People don’t realize how much it does for us. It provides economical resources, areas to relax, and oxygen for us to breathe. Without these simple things our lives would change drastically. Life as we
The leaves of the eucalyptus tree contain toxic chemical compounds. As a result only few animals are able to consume the leaves, therefore giving the tree a better chance of survival.
Oh, you don't know too much about trees, do you? Well let me tell you that trees are amazing, and I mean, we literally breathe the air they are creating, and they clean up our pollution, our carbon, store and purify water, give us medicine that cures ours diseases and food that feeds us.
The affect of environmental issues occur everyday and in particular deforestation is becoming a highly ranked subject. From animals to the human race, the alacrity of trees that are cut down affects every individual in a variety of ways. Not only do people need to help the planet but they need to help themselves and further generations to come, such as children and grandchildren because these natural resources that are being taken away from society are as well shaping the future. For comprehensible reasons, forests use to make up the world, until man made creatures started to destroy and destruct the most important supply to human kind which are trees. Trees are crucial to every living entity for the reason of providing oxygen to all.
The species Eucalyptus Camaldulensis has adapted well to Australia’s detrimental environment consisting of periods of flooding, drought and fires. It has a range of weapons in its arsenal that allows it to withstand the pressures of the environment such as heat. An adaptation is a feature of an organism that enables it to be well suited to its particular environment.
The more students that learn about these issues the more chance they will think everyday before they throw away paper or other recyclable materials.Planting trees has multiple benefits such as creating an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people.(Evans) All together this will make the community a more beautiful and create a healthier environment.
Invasive species are normally introduced by accident by getting on someone or something (boats, animals, etc.) and spreading to a new area. People with good intentions can help the invasives to spread when they are not informed about the proper ways to handle them. Some people think that if they find an invasive species they can put it in the compost and it will not spread. Unfortunately, the truth is that the plant fragments can re-sprout. Many people may not even be aware of what plants are invasive or native. For example, in California, there is an invasive plant called cotoneaster and it is sold in 46% of nurseries in the entire state totaling at about 58 nurseries where they are being sold (The Nature Conservancy). If the owners of these nurseries knew the plants they were selling were an invasive
There are many unique plantations in the Daintree Rainforest, one of the most famous plants is the idiot fruit. The idiot fruit is one of the rarest plants in the rainforest and the world. It’s approximately 110 million years old. It's too poisonous for animals and birds to eat them which is a way that they have adapted. Another plant is the epiphytes, they live on other plants surfaces, usually the trunk and branches. They grow on trees to get sunlight in the canopy. There is also a plant called the Pandanus Tree, they have a broad canopy and heavy fruits and leaves and branches, and this is why they usually grow large prop roots to support all of their weight.
Environmental issues affect every life on this planet from the smallest parasite to the human race. There are many resources that humans and animal needs to survive; some of the most obvious resources come from the forests. Forests make up a large percentage of the globe. The forests have global implications not just on life but on the quality of it. Trees improve the quality of the air that species breath, determine rainfall and replenish the atmosphere. The wood from the forests are used everyday form many useful resources. Moreover, thinning the forests increases the amount of available light, nutrients and water for the remaining trees. Deforestation (forest thinning) is one of the most