Eco Systems
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MaKayla C.

The Forest Ecosystems the ecosystems in which an abundance of flora, or plants, is seen so they have a big number of organisms which live in relatively small space. So, in forest ecosystems the density of living organisms is quite high. A small change in this ecosystem could affect the whole balance, effectively bringing down the whole ecosystem.The Desert Ecosystem Desert ecosystems are located in regions that receive an annual rainfall less than 25. Due to the extremely high temperature, low water availability and intense sunlight, fauna and flora are scarce and poorly developed. The vegetation is mainly shrubs, bushes, few grasses and rare trees. The stems and leaves of the plants are modified in order to conserve water as much as possible.The Grassland Ecosystem Grasslands are located in both the tropical and temperate regions of the world though the ecosystems vary slightly. The area mainly comprises grasses with a little number of trees and shrubs. The main vegetation includes grasses, plants and legumes that belong to the composite family. A lot of grazing animals, insectivores and herbivores inhabit the grasslands. The two main kinds of grasslands ecosystems are Savanna and Prairies.The Mountain Ecosystem Mountain land provides a scattered and diverse array of habitats where a large number of animals and plants can be found. At the higher altitudes, the harsh environmental conditions normally prevail, and only the treeless alpine vegetation can survive. Lower slopes are commonly covered with coniferous forests.The Aquatic Ecosystems The aquatic ecosystem is the ecosystem found in a body of water. It encompasses aquatic flora, fauna and water properties, as well. There are two main types of aquatic ecosystem - Marine and Freshwater. Marine Ecosystems are the biggest ecosystems, which cover around 71% of Earth's surface and contain 97% of out planet's water. Water in Marine Ecosystems features in high amounts minerals and salts dissolved in them. Freshwater Ecosystems on the contrary to the Marine ecosystems, the freshwater ecosystem covers only 0.8% of Earth's surface and contains 0.009% of the total water.

Defintions

A Decomposer is an organism, especially a soil bacterium, fungus, or invertebrate, that decomposes organic material.A Composer a person or thing that eats or uses something.An Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.A Producer a person, company, or country that makes, grows, or supplies goods or commodities for sale.A Food Chain is the series of processes by which food is grown or produced, sold, and eventually consumed.A Biotic factors are all of the living organisms within an ecosystem. These may be plants, animals, fungi, and any other living things.An Abiotic factors are all of the non-living things in an ecosystem. For example like dirt in the ground, if you didnt have that you couldnt plant a tree.An Adaptation is a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.

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

Some examples of Biotic factors in a wetland ecosystem are turtlehead flowers, water, trees, butterflires, competition, bacteria, carrying capacity, plaintain, ash, and the false foxglove. Some examples of Aiotic factors in a wetland ecosystem are sunlight, air, climate, soil, water, rocks, and temperature.

Ecosystem food chain-

producer in wetland ecosystem: plants

primary: foxes, hawks & owls, and snakes.

secondary: frog, bird.

tertiary: fish, turtle.
quarternary: bugs.
top predator: alligator.

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

The arrows in the food chain above show how food is passed through the food chain.

If a one element were to be eliminated in a food chain then the food chain would start to fall apart, and everything that deepened on the element that was eliminated would also be eliminated because if for example a wheel fell of a bicycle then you wouldn't be able to ride it at all... but if a pedal fell of you would just have to ride one handed and adjust to that issue.

Wetlands can filter all intercepting surface- water runoff from higher land that's dry  before the runoff reaches open water. While the runoff water passes through, the wetlands retain excess nutrients and some pollutants, and reduce sediment that would congest water ways and kill baby fish and frogs.

Wetlands offer flood protection. Wetlands function as natural sponges that trap and slowly release surface water, rain, snow-melt, 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.

Wetlands protect shoreline from erosion at the margins of lakes, rivers, bays, and the ocean protect shorelines and stream banks against 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.

Wetlands provide habitat for wildlife. Fishies, birdies and certain mammals must have coastal wetlands to survive. Most commercial and game fish breed and raise their young in coastal marshes and estuaries. Menhaden, flounder, sea trout, spot, croaker, and striped bass are among the more familiar fish that depend on coastal wetlands.

Wetlands also give natural products for our economy like, fish and shellfish, blueberries, cranberries, timber, and wild rice, as well as medicines that are derived from wetland soils and plants. Many of the nation's fishing and shell-fishing industries harvest wetland.