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Biome Project: Wetlands

Elizabeth, Carla, Victoria

elizabeth wojtowicz

on 3 October 2012

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Biome Project Wetlands Climate: varies depending on location (changes in climate severely affect wetlands)
Location: edges of lakes and rivers
Animals: beavers, alligators, newts, shrimp, turtles
Plants: (Freshwater) soft-stemmed; herbaceous (i.e. grasses, shrubs) - (Saltwater) reeds, grasses Marine/ Coastal Wetlands
Coral Reefs, Intertidal Marshes, Lagoons, Shores Climate: stable
Location: low lying areas near rivers or coastal areas
Animals: alligators, snakes, insects, bobcats, beavers, birds, river otters, red deer, dragonflies
Plants: trees, woody shrubs, evergreen trees, and floor is covered with sphagnum moss Inland Wetlands
Deltas, Fresh Water Marshes and Pools, (Non-forested) Peatlands, (Permanent and Irregular) Rivers and Streams, Lakes, Alpine Forested and Tundra Marshes Positive- Preservation
Negative- "Human activities cause wetland degradation and loss by changing water quality, quantity and flow rates; increasing pollutant inputs, and changing species composition as a result of disturbance and the introduction of nonnative species." Effects
Climate: varies depending on location
Location: their location can be anywhere for usually they are constructed out of old wetlands that are ruined
Animals: fish and shrimp Human- Made Wetlands
Canals Channels and Ditches, Excavations, (Aquaculture) Ponds, Water Storage Areas, Waste Water Treatment Areas, Irrigated Lands Competitors Duck weed and Algae are both competing for space. When one grows, the other gets suffocated. Weather and precipitation vary in wetlands depending on the location. Relationships Mutualism- Mallard feasts on crocodile's teeth and the crocodile gets his teeth cleaned while the bird gets food. Commensalism- Mosquito suck blood from various animals. The mosquito thrives but the other animals are not affected. Parasitism- Leeches in fresh water attach themselves to various animals and suck substantial amounts of blood from the organism. The leeches thrive and the animals lose blood, making it weaker. Primary Consumers: Back Swimmer, Ant, Maned Geese, Tadpole
Producers: Algae, Sedge,
Secondary Consumers: Dragonfly, Frog, Moth, Lizard, Damselfly
Top Carnivore: Kookaburra
Decomposer: Bacteria, Centripede, Daphnia

The kookaburra eats frogs and centripedes. Trophic Pyramid Map Abiotic Factors: The wetlands reduce pollution, prevent flooding, and it is home to many types of animals. How wetlands affect other types of biomes: Three main factors that affect the wetlands are moisture, temperature, and oxygen. The biome needs enough oxygen and moisture to support the decomposers. Adaptations Five adaptations that allow organisms to survive in the wetlands: Webbed feet: Frogs
Pad-like feet: Pond skater
Broad- flat tails: American beaver
Salt Blockers: Mangroves
Ability to hold water: Peat mosses To protect the wetlands, humans could:
-stop polluting the area
-don't change water quality
-preserve organisms Works Cited:









Rezendes, Paul, and Paulette M. Roy. Wetlands: The Web of Life. San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club, 1996. Print.
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