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5 types of ecosytems are swamp, forest, ocean, desert, and tundra

The decomposer is a mushroom that decomposed the dead deer.

A consumer is an organism that eats other animals for its food.

The fishes ecosystem is a small pond in the forest.

A producer is an organism that produces its own food.

A food chain is a chain where the herbivore eats the producer and then the carnavore eats the herbivore.

The deer in the picture is biotic because its living.

The water in the picure is abiotic.

The deer adapted to the snow by making a winter coat.

Some examples of biotic factors in a wetland ecosystem are the water the clouds. Some abiotic factors are the beavers and the turtles.

Energy enters the ecosystem food chain in the form of bacteria

The arrows represent who eats what and what are the producers and the consumers. If one of the organisms were eliminated then the top predetor would die! And everything below it.

How do wetlands positively affect water quality? The wetlands retain excess nutrients and some pollutants and reduce sediment that would clog waterways and affect fish and amphibian egg development.

How do wetlands offer flood protection? Wetlands function as natural sponges that trap and slowly release surface water, rain, snowmelt, groundwater and flood waters.

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.

How do wetlands provide habitat for wildlife? Striped bass, peregrine falcon, otter, black bear, raccoon, and deer, wetlands provide important food, water, or shelter.

other impotant info is that in louisianas wetlands commercial fishing racked in 244 million dollars.