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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.

Food Web

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.

Bibliography      Google Images

Fresh Water Biome