The Desert Ecosystem- A desert ecosystem is classified if the region recieves an annual rainfall of less then 25 inches. They occupy about 17 percent of all the land on our planet. The vegetation is mainly shrubs, bushes, few grasses and rare trees. The animal organisms include insects, birds, camels, reptiles all of which are adapted to the scarce conditions.
The Grassland Ecosystem- There is 2 types of grassland, savanna and prairies. The area mainly comprises grasses with a little number of trees and shrubs. The main vegetation includes grasses, plants, and legumes. Mostly grazing animals, insectivores and herbivores.
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. The animals that live there have thick fur coats.
Aquatic Ecosystem- The aquatic ecosystem is the ecosystem found in a body of water. There are two 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. The freshwater ecosystem covers only 0.8% of Earth's surface and contains 0.009% of the total water.
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.
Any organic material in the natural environment will decompose over time.
The bird was the consumer because it ate the worm.
There is many types of ecosystems, such as mountains and forests.
The plant was the producer becuase it gave food to the animal.
The food chain involves energy travleing by animals or plants.
The tress and animals are examples of biotic things.
The weather is an example of abotic factors.
The animal adapted to the chilling temperature with thick fur.
Energy enters the ecosystem food chain in what form?
Energy enters a food chain in the form of sunlight, and leaves the food chain in the form of heat.
The arrows represent the food chain cycle.
If one element of the food chain were to be eliminated it would affect the balance of the entire chain.
Wetlands positively affect water quality by cleaning storm water runoff.
Wetlands offer flood protection by acting like a giant sponge, absorbing excess water from rain and snowmelt, and then slowly releasing it into nearby waterways.
Wetlands protect shoreline from erosion by wetland plants holding soil/sand in place with their roots, absorb wave energy, and break up the flow of stream currents.
Wetlands provide habitat for wildlife because many animals in the area find it a godd place to live with the right condition.
Wetlands offer us many plants and animals that we use for food (blueberries, cranberries, fish and shellfish) or medicine (derived from soils or plants).