How are tropical rainforests and temperate forests different?

1 Answer
Jun 10, 2014

The only difference between the two is the temperature. Both of these have very high diversity levels with a lot of rainfall.

Both are the only places where you can find four trophic levels. Most biomes have enough energy for only three levels.

There is no annual rhythm to the forest; rather each species has evolved its own flowering and fruiting seasons. Sunlight is a major limiting factor. A variety of strategies have been successful in the struggle to reach light or to adapt to the low intensity of light beneath the canopy.