The canopy is the layer of the rainforest where animals live.
The emergent layer is the layer at the top of the rainforest.
The understory is the layer of the forest which is just under the canopy.
An ecosystem is and an area where animals live systematically.
Almost every species has adaptations that help it to survive.
A climate is a state of temperature.
Plants in Port Douglas may not get a good water distribution as plants do in the amazon. I think this because first half of the year, rainfall is very high where as in the other half of the year it's very low. Where as the amazon gets an even amount of rainfall all year around.