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Trees obtain pollination from the wind and seeds. Puerto Rico has no seasons, it is a warm year-round sprouting seasons. The climate varies 78 to 82 degrees F. The warm season allows many magestic plants to bloom without risk of dying because of cold temperatures (Abiotic Data).

El Yunque Carribean National Park is a tropical rain forest located on the upper East side of Puerto Rico.The exotic national park was named El Yunque because the Tianos called the tops of the mountains "Yuke" meaning "white lands".

Plants are some of the main organisms in the national park. The plants depend on the insects for pollination. The animals that usually pollinate the magnificent plants are organisms in the understory.


85 percent of the forest was wiped out for "urban development". People are having a negative effect on the environment because they chop down and sell trees that look profitable.The removal of the forest area has also limited and decreased wildlife.

Many wildlife creatures are negatively impacted by the development of civilization. The animals are forced to leave their home and flee. Populations are slowy decreasing with time. Unfortunatley the cause of this horrible and heartbreaking problem is human advances and businesses. Imagine you were one of the beautiful animals in El Yunque just minding your own business and suddenly your home in the tree is destroyed because some other mammal decided to cut your tree down for their own benefit.These creatures are innocent and have no way of defending their home frome intruders, it's an unfair game where we will always win.

3 abiotic factors that effect the ecosystem are temperature(climate), percipitation(rain), and weather.Temperature: At El Yunque temperature ranges 78 to 82 degrees F. If the temperature went down 10 degrees lower than normal a huge impact can occur. Plants may die because of the sudden decrease in temperature. The drastic temperatures may also affect the animals to becuse they are not use to such cold temperature, they can parish. Percipitation: In Puerto Rico it rains regularly. In El Yunque 200 inches of rain falls every year. Compared to other areas in Puerto Rico it is a very big amount. When it rains the top soil (about 10 inches) gets washed away, incuding all the nutrients it contains. Weather: Hurricane Hugo in 1990 and Hurricane George in 1998 both destroyed many parts of the forest. They knocked down trees, made buildings collapse or left them in ruins, and the recovery to repair what was damaged cost millions of dollars per hurricane. Abiotic factors effect El Yunque's ecosystem in ways you wouldn't imagine. They're like non-living forces that seem alive but can fool many.

Abiotic Factors Effect Ecosystem


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