Biome Project By Ruggiero DeLuca
Fresh Water Region Has less than 1% salt concentration in the water. The plants and animals that live in these regions are adapted to this low concentration water. Some different types of fresh water regions are: rivers, ponds, lakes, and wetlands. Spread throughout the Earth. Very wet and slimy, and also surrounded by plants and wildlife. Some of the organisms that live in this regions are: mammals, fish, insects, plants, and fungi. Earth contains about 2.5% of fresh water.
Animals Some of the different species of animals that live in fresh water regions are: Ants Turtles Beavers Frogs Earthworms Dragon Flies Black Swan Crayfish Cat Fish Copepod Newts
Plants Some of the different plant life that grow in the fresh water region are:
Poison Ivy Duckweeds Water marigold Thread leave water nymph Quillwort
One example of a bryophyte in the fresh water region in algae. A bryophyte is a plant that does not have a vascular system, therefore cannot carry water on its own.
An example of fungi that lives in this region is amoeba.
Problems The first major problem for the fresh water region is that they are running out of water! This is due to the fact of rivers and streams that flow out into the ocean which covers 75% of Earth.
Another major problem is the animal life is starting to dwindle. More and more animals are becoming endangered and need to be protected. Pollution is also a large factor. People continue to throw trash into our streams and rivers. If proof is needed, go downtown to the Ohio River and take a look at what you see.
Definitions Ecology – A branch of biology that relates organisms with the environment that they live in. Niche – The position or function of an organism in a community of plants and animals. Population – The total number of people or things inhabiting a country, city, or area. Species – A class of individuals having some common characteristics or qualities. Decomposer - An organism, usually a bacterium or fungus, that breaks down the cells of dead plants and animals into simpler substances. Heterotroph – An organism that requires organic compounds as its source of food. Autotroph – An organism that uses inorganic materials as nutrients and goes through the process of photosynthesis.
Definitions Cont. Biome - A complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region. Food Web - A series of organisms related by predator-prey and consumerresource interactions. Keystone Species - A species whose presence and role within an ecosystem has a disproportionate effect on other organisms within the system. Predator – An organism that preys on other organisms. Prey – An organism that is hunted and used for food by predators. Carnivore – An organism that eats meat, such as other animals. Herbivore – An organism that eats plants. Primary Consumer – An animal that feeds on plants. Secondary Consumer – An animal that feeds on other animals.
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