#ecofow

Haley Gerth

  • Freshwater Ecosystems-
  • Relatively small in area ~ 1.8% of earth's surface.
  • Support many species of life including fish, amphibians, insects and plants.
  • Base of food-web is found in freshwater Plankton (small microscopic organisms)

    Terrestrial Ecosystems- Many & diverse types of ecosystems. There are seven major types. Location usually dependent on the latitude of the area, and amount of precipitation.

  • Ocean Ecosystems-
  • Very large amount of Earth is covered by ocean (~75%). 40% of all photosynthesis occurs in oceans. 3 types of oceanic ecosystems. Shallow ocean waters. Deep ocean water. Deep ocean surface.

  • Tropical Rain Forest-
  • The tropical rain forest is a forest of tall trees. An average of 50 to 260 inches (125 to 660 cm.) of rain falls yearly. The temperature in a rain forest rarely gets higher than 93 °F (34 °C) or drops below 68 °F (20 °C); average humidity is between 77 and 88%; rainfall is often more than 100 inches a year.
  • Deserts-
  • Many mean annual temperatures range from 20-25° C. The extreme maximum ranges from 43.5-49° C. Minimum temperatures sometimes drop to -18° C.Rainfall is usually very low and/or concentrated in short bursts between long rainless periods. Sometimes rain starts falling and evaporates before reaching the ground.

    Decomosers eat 0oganisms that are alraedy dead.Consmers eat other ogamisms that eat the plats etc.Ecosystems a speific place were certin amimals live and surviveProducers are usally plats that gete eaten then a bigger or stornger aminal eats the animal that ate the plant.Food Chain a diagram of what eats what

    the preservation of biotic diversity.                       Abiotc is abootic is something non living.

    Adaptation is something that happens to an amimal or organisim when a climate or something changes the organisms habbitat.

    Biotic factors of a wetland ecosystem. are turtlehead flowers, water, trees, butterflires, competition, bacteria, carrying capacity, plaintain, ash, and the fals.

    Aboitic Factors in a wetland Water, air, rocks/pebbles, sunlight, and minarals.

    Biotic factors of a wetland is the organisms that live their, and the plants.

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

    The aroows in the picture of question 11 represnts what eats what, and where it goes.

    If something weree to  be elmiated then the animals would die off or adapt to something new, or the could find something new.

    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.

    Migratory waterfowl use coastal and inland wetlands as resting, feeding, breeding, or nesting grounds for at least part of the year. Indeed, an international agreement to protect wetlands of international importance was developed because some species of migratory birds are completely dependent on certain wetlands and would become extinct if those wetlands were destroyed.

    We use a wealth of natural products from wetlands, including fish and shellfish, blueberries, cranberries, timber, and wild rice, as well as medicines that are derived from wetland soils and plants.