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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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Describe the delicate balance between vegetative growth and soil fertility in a tropical rainforest environment.

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The description regarding the delicate balance between vegetative growth and soil fertility in a tropical rainforest environment.

Explanation

The tropical rainforest has warm temperatures throughout the year and always has adequate water to support constant vegetation growth. The tropical rainforests consist of numerous broad-leaf evergreen trees. Broad-leaf denotes the trees that do not contain needle-like leaves (example: pines), and evergreen denotes greenish vegetation that do not lose their leaves throughout the seasons. A cross section of the tropical rainforest reveals tiers of tree canopies at several different levels. A little or no amount of sunlight reaches the shady floors of rainforest, which can support ferns but is often rather sparsely vegetated.

The trees of the tropical rainforest commonly consist of buttressed or wide bases for support because of their shallow root systems...

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