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5 Types of Ecosystems

1. Tropical Rain Forest: typically with lots of moisture and contains more species than most other ecosystems, found in many places around the world

2. Savannas: wide areas of grass plains with minimal rain and trees, found in Africa, South America, and Australia

3. Desert: insanely dry climates with dry sparse vegetation with scattered grass, found in North America, Asia, South America, and Australia

4. Temperate Grasslands: usually with rich soil and tall grasses, found in Central North America and Central Asia

5. Deciduous Forest: have warm summers and considerably cold winters, found in Europe, NE U.S., and Eastern Canada

Key Words

decomposer: organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms, and in doing so, carry out the natural process of decomposition

consumer: a person or thing that eats or uses something

ecosystem:a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment

producer: a person, company, or country that makes, grows, or supplies goods or commodities for sale

food chain: a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food

biotic: of, relating to, or resulting from living things, especially in their ecological relations

abiotic: physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms

adaptation: the action or process of adapting or being adapted

Abiotic and Biotic Factors of Wetlands

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

Wetland Food Chain

Most energy enters the food chain as producers. The arrows mean that the animal to whioh it is pointiing is being eaten by the organism at the beginning of the arrow. If disease and habitat loss were taken out of a food chain, the top predators would thrive and the bottom organisms would nearly cease to exist. Wetlands positively affect water quality by how some smaller organisms filter out the water with their bodies. Wetlands absorb all of the water that could cause flooding and keeps it in one spot while it evaporates and saturates into the earth. They help stop shoreline erosion by how they absorb all of the water from storms and hurricanes. Animals can live in wetlands because of how they hold so much water which is the base for all life in an ecosystem, allowing a food chain to thrive and grow. Other benefits are how they hold so much water and support so much wildlife. Also, most humans don't like to live in wetlands for flooding reasons. I am stuggling to stay with you at this point I want to go home.

Food Web

Energy Flow

Cellular Respiration