#EcoFlow

Ecosystems:

Grassland Ecosystems: Grassland ecosystems are found on tropical places all around the world, and they are very similar.

Freshwater ecosystems: These are found in a body of water. This water is a habitat to reptiles and many amphibans.

Forest ecosystems: An ecosystem where there is a lot of plants. This means that there would be a lot of animals living in a small space, therefore a small change in the ecosystem will upset the balance of life.

Desert ecosystems: Ecosystems with very llittle rainfall, this makes water avalibility very low.

Mountain Ecosystems: Mountain land provides a scattered and diverse array of habitats where a large number of animals and plants can be found.

Vocab in a sentence:

Decomposers: The decomposer, like fungus, decompose organic matter.

Consumer: Consumers abtain energy from consuming other living organisms.

Ecosystem: When one thing in an ecosystem changes it upstes the balance.

Producer: A plant makes its own food, therefore it is called a producer.

Food chain: A food chain is the ranking of animals in an ecosystem.

Biotic: Biotic animals are seperated into different forrms of life, such as consumer, producer, etc..

Abiotic: A charateristic of organisms with the abscence of life, is abiotic.

Adaption: Animal use adaption to survive in many different climates.

What are some examples of biotic factors in a wetland ecosystem?

Some factors in a wetland ecosystem are, turtlehead flowers, water, trees, butterflires, competition, bacteria, carrying capacity, plaintain, and ash.

What are some abiotic factors in a wetland ecosystem?

Some abiotic factors in an ecosystem are, sunlight, air, climate, soil, water, rocks, and temperature.

The arrows in the picture above represent the how each oragnism obtains energy.

Energy enters the ecosystem food chain in what form?

Energy enetrs the ecosystem food chain as the light/heat energy from the sun.

What might happen to the food chain if one element were to be eliminated (by disease or habitat loss, for example)?

If one element were to change, then the balance of the food chain would be upset. This is because the animals that are dependent on other plants/animals to eat would be eliminated if disease killed the animal/plant they fed on to survive, or if the plant/animal was killed due to habitat loss. This causes the prey or producers to increases because there is no longer predators. Therefore, making the food chain no longer existent. An example of this is the polar bears. The ice they survive on has been decreasing. Polar bear can go on a long time without eating, but they need to have fat first. To get fat they catch and eat seals off of the ice. Also, polar bears use floating ice to travel, and make snow dens on the ice to have babies. This means as the ice decreases so do the polar bears due to habitat loss.

How do wetlands positively affect water quality?

Wetlands positively affect water quality by the flittering, which eliminates sediment causing water blockages and affecting egg development. Also, as the water passes through it retains many nutrients and some pollutants.

How do wetlands offer flood protection?

Wetlands function as natural sponges that trap and slowly release surface water, rain, snowmelt, groundwater and flood waters. Trees, root mats, and other wetland vegetation also slow the speed of flood waters and distribute them more slowly over the floodplain. This combined water storage and braking action lowers flood heights and reduces erosion.

How do wetlands protect shoreline from erosion?

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. Therefore they are put at the edges of wetlands at the margins of lakes, rivers, bays, and the ocean protect shorelines and stream banks against erosion.

How do wetlands provide habitat for wildlife?

Wetlands provide life - water, food, shelter breeding grounds - for many fish and animals. Most commercial and game fish breed and raise their young in coastal marshes and estuaries. Shrimp, oysters, clam and crabs rely on wetland for food, shelter, and breeding grounds.

What other benefits do wetlands offer?

Wetlands offer u many benefits such as, food from the animals and plants living there. Flood protection, from the absorption of the wetlands. Wetlands prevent erosion, from the roots holding the soil in ground. Also wetlands have recreational values such as, hunting, fishing, and photography.

pictures of a food web, energy flow through ecosystem, cellular respiration.