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  Comparing Tropical and Temperate Rain Forests

 Tropical Rainforest

 Temperate Rain Forest
Contain more than half of all the different species of plants and animals on earth  Contain
 Little seasonal temperature variation  Has seasonal termperature variations
 Hundreds of kinds of large trees per acre  Few species of large trees
   
   
   
   
   

A square metre of rain forest can support between 45 and 80 kg of living material, or biomass, far more than any other ecological region

A square metre of rain forest can produce up to 3.5 kg of biomass per year

A square metre of rain forest can produce up to 15 billion tonnes of carbon, one of the most important ingredients of all known life, per year. Deserts,

 Tropical Rain Forests

 Temperate Rain Forests

 Tropical Rain Forest Food Web

 Temperate Rain Forest Food Web

 Tropical Rain Forest Food Pyramid

 Temperate Rain Forest Food Pyramid