- an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.
- a person or thing that eats or uses something.
- a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
- (in general use) a complex network or interconnected system.
An organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances.
5. food chain
a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.
- of, relating to, or resulting from living things, especially in their ecological relations.
physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
- a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
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9. What are some examples of biotic factors in a wetland ecosystem?
Plants and animals that live there.
10. What are some abiotic factors in a wetland ecosystem?
11. Find an example of a wetland ecosystem food chain:
Producer->Primary Consumer->Secondary Consumer->Tertiary Consumer-> Quarternary Consumer->Top Predator
12. Energy enters the ecosystem food chain in what form?
13. What do the arrows in question # 11 represent?
14. What might happen to the food chain if one element were to be eliminated (by disease or habitat loss, for example)?Click Here for # 15-19
15. How do wetlands positively affect water quality?
16. How do wetlands offer flood protection?
17. How do wetlands protect shoreline from erosion?
18. How do wetlands provide habitat for wildlife?
19. What other benefits do wetlands offer?
20. Are you still with me? Find pictures of a food web, energy flow through ecosystem, cellular respiration.