Friday, 4 May 2012

E37 In The Rain Forest

Exploring the Rainforest

Classroom Rainforest Tour Parts 1 & 2

Layers of a Rainforest

Rainforest: Beneath the Canopy Part 03

Rainforest: Beneath the Canopy Part 01

10 minutes of Rain and Hail

Rain Forest Shaman

Congo Rainforest

Congo Rainforest, the second largest rain forest in the world

Google Earth Hero: BOS, Borneo rain forest

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Ende Flores Forest

A typical forest is composed of the overstory (canopy or upper tree layer) and the understory. The understory is further subdivided into the shrub layer, herb layer, and also the moss layer and soil microbes. In some complex forests, there is also a well-defined lower tree layer. Forests are central to all human life because they provide a diverse range of resources: they store carbon, aid in regulating the planetary climate, purify water and mitigate natural hazards such as floods. Forests also contain roughly 90 percent of the world's terrestrial biodiversity.