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Desert: a barren area of land where little precipitation occurs and consequently living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life.

Rainforest: very dense, warm, wet forests.

Tundra: type of biome where the tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.

Woodlands: land covered with trees.

Prairie: ecosystems considered part of the temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands biome by ecologists, based on similar temperate climates, moderate rainfall, and a composition of grasses, herbs, and shrubs, rather than trees, as the dominant vegetation type.

Decomposers: are organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, carry out the natural process of decomposition.

Consumer: a person or thing that eats or uses something.

Ecosystem: a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment

Producer: are organisms in an ecosystem that produce biomass from inorganic compounds (autotrophs).

Food chain: a linear sequence of links in a foodweb starting from "producer" species (such as grass or trees) and ending at apex predator "decomposer" species (like grizzly bears or killer whales).

Biotic- of, relating to, or resulting from living things, especially in their ecological relations.

Abiotic- physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.

Adaptation- a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.

Examples of biotic factors in a wetland is water, light, rocks and minerals, soil

Examples of abiotic factors soil texture, water quality, or topography.

Sun to water plant to bug to fish to pelican.

Energy enters a food chain in the form of sunlight, and leaves the food chain in theform of heat.

The arrows reprsent what the last consumer took from what ever the other arrow gave it?    

If it were eliminated then it would mess up the entire food chain.

Wetlands postivley effect the wtaer quality because they make positive contributions to soil moisture in agricultural settings.

Preserving and restoring wetlands, together with other water retention, can often provide the level of flood control

Wetland plants hold the soil in place with their roots, absorb the energy of waves, and break up the flow of stream or river currents.