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Characteristics of swamp forests

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Characteristics of swamp forests:

Swamp forests are considered as one of the biomes on earth. They are simply defined as wetlands dominated by woody trees and a variety of animals.

Please read the introduction to swamp forests here.

You can read on the concept of a biome here.


Below are characteristics of a swamp forest:

  1. They generally have a high annual rainfall of over 2500mm.
  2. They have a wet and muddy surfaces. The wetness of their surface can be formed from fresh or salt water.
    Please read on soil erosion here.
  3. The trees present in swamps have stilt roots.
  4. Some of the trees present here can be as tall as 40 meters. They also exist in several layers or canopies (similar to the trees present in tropical rain forest).
    Please read on the characteristics of tropical rainforest here.
  5. In some cases, their soils may become concentrated by plant and animal remains to form peat. Peat swamp forests are one of the types of swamp forests.
    Please read on the types of swamp forests here.
  6. The average temperature range of swamp forests is between 15oC and 40oC.
  7. They serve as sources of natural resources such as wood, water, wildlife and other forest products.
    Please read more on the importance of swamp forests here.
  8. They act as a functioning ecosystem. Some of the animal community found in the swamp forest ecosystem include crabs, snakes and mud skippers.
    Please read more on the concept of an ecosystem here.
  9. Swamp forest act as an important source of oxygen to our world. Oxygen is produced as a byproduct of photosynthesis by the numerous plants present therein.
  10. Plants are numerous in swamp forests. Examples of plants found here include the white mangroves, red mangroves and raffia palm.
  11. They generally have a high level of relative humidity between the range of 65% to 97%.
    You can read on types of desert and their characteristics here.
  12. Swamp forest presents an abode for protected and endangered animal species.

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