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Organisms that obtain their energy from a primary source such as the sun.
Organisms that obtain their energy by eating other organisms.
Organisms that obtain their energy by consuming the dead flora and fauna.
Organisms that - such as bacteria - break down the matter of flora and fauna.
Nutrient cycling
The recycling of nutrients between living organisms and the environment.
Tropical rainforest
An ecosystem in which it rains everyday; life is abundant; the average temperature is 27°C and there is 2500mm of rainfall annually.
An ecosystem in which it rains rarely (a couple times a year); life is few; the area is dry and there is less than 250mm of rainfall annually.
Deciduous forest
An ecosystem in which it rains frequently; life is abundant and soil is fertile. The temperature is just right, and there are seasons.
The red infertile soil found in tropical rainforests, in which the majority of nutrients are found at the surface.
Plants that grow on the trees in the rainforests, such as orchids.
Plants that grow around the trees in rainforests in order to take advantage of their girth so that they can reach the light.
Buttress roots
The thick roots or trees in the rainforest that are widely spread to absorb water from the surface, and thick to offer support.
Drip tip leaves
Leaves of the rainforest trees that are designed to allow water to drip off of them, and are waxy to prevent internal water loss.
30 million
Population of Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur
Capity city of Malaysia.
$2 billion
Cost of the Bakun Dam.
Bakun Dam
The dam built in Malaysia, covering 230km².
The year that Malaysia aims to become an MEDC.
The number of species of trees in Malaysia's rainforests.
The percentage of Malaysia's rainforests that are still virgin forest.
The name of the tribal people whom are under threat in Malaysia's rainforests.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
The organisation that aim to protect the rainforests in Malaysia.
NFP (Natural Forest Policy)
The policy in Malaysia that involves trees being selectively felled, replanted, then monitored for 40 years before being cut again.
One of the most common metals extracted from Malaysia.
Palm oil
The abundant oil that is produced from plantations where Malaysian rainforest used to stand.
Thar Desert
An example of an LEDC hot desert.
Outback Desert
An example of an MEDC hot desert.
Epping Forest
An example of a deciduous forest.
Indira Gandhi Canal
The water system in the Thar desert designed to irrigate the land for agriculture.
Desert Development Programme
The programme launched by the government in the Thar desert to conserve, develop and harness the land, water, livestock and human resources.
The year that the Desert Development Programme was introduced.
The amount of people living per km² in the Thar Desert. It is the most densely populated desert in the world.
One of the most common materials extracted from the Thar Desert.
The percentage of the world's opal that comes from the Outback Desert.
Uluru Aboriginal Centre
The centre set up in the Outback Desert to provide cultural information to tourists and locals.
The percentage of Epping Forest that is deciduous woodland.
6000 acres
The amount of land covered by Epping Forest.
A conservational method of harvesting trees in Epping Forest that involves cutting off high branches for timber and then allowing the tree to grow back the branches.
A conservational method of harvesting trees in Epping Forest that involves cutting the trees to the base and then allowing the tree to grow back.