Interactions in the environment

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Interactions in the environment by Mind Map: Interactions in the environment

1. Forest

1.1. The forest is a amazing wondrous place where all animals thrive, here are some of the biotic and abiotic features of this ecosystem.

1.1.1. mushrooms, lichen, moss, trees, plants,

1.1.2. Rabbits, foxes, moose, wolves, birds,

1.1.3. The sun helps the plants which helps the herbivores, then the energy helps the carnivores. The wolves would most likely take over the forest being the apex predator in this case, the other animals are not so fortunate having a predator above them.

2. Desert

2.1. The desert is a very hot place and is a very interesting landscape where not many animals inhabit it but is a vital place to the ones that do, here are some of the features.

2.1.1. Cactus, palm trees, plants,

2.1.2. Camels and lizards,

2.1.3. The sun provides energy to the plants which go to the animals. The lizards and the birds act as the higher position letting the lizard hunt and the birds come in acting as the detrivore.

3. Marshlands

3.1. The marsh is a wetland formed by the connection between aquatic and terrestrial lands. Here are examples,

3.1.1. Bulrushes or cattails are usually found in marshes.

3.1.2. So are frogs, turtles, opossums, mink, beavers, muskrat, and raccoon.

3.1.3. The beavers could use the cattails for their habitat, the turtles would eat the plants providing them with their energy, and the rest would just mind their own buissness

4. Mountains

4.1. The mountain ecosystem is a very beautiful place, with giant rocks colliding with each other, but still home to some as shown below.

4.2. Mountain goat, big horned sheep, brown bear, black bear, grizzly bear and antelope.

4.3. The bears obviously take the highest position on the food chain or are the apex predators and the prey has to live with the predators lingering around hunting them.

5. Aquatic

5.1. This kind of ecosystem is in a body of water with beautiful oceans that the lucky animals live in,

5.2. Coral, sea turtles, sharks, fish, otters, manatee, starfish, sponges, whales, dolphins.

5.3. The sharks would take roll of apex predator by their fearsome hunting and all the attacks on humans to this date, most of the other feature are either omnivore or herbivore not putting up much a treat to each other.

6. Terrestrial

6.1. The terrestrial area is not much different from what you or I am standing on, it's just a simple land that some animals and plants inhabit.

6.2. Some of them are cats, amphibians, arthropods, squirrels, chipmunks, ants, spiders, and a lot more.

6.3. The interactions consist of the ants not affecting much and the cats hunting the squirrels and chipmunks, and the spiders would hunt the arthropods. There are many more terrestrial features but these are the ones I am working with.

7. Human impacts on ecosystems

7.1. Humans are in need of many items in a ecosystem to live, they change these ecosystems drastically by taking most of the resources that lie there.

7.2. Some examples of human impacts are Deforestation, global warming, changes to biodiversity, and changes to natural resources.

8. Vocabulary terms

8.1. Some of the vocabulary terms of ecosystems and environments are photosynthesis, producer, consumer, carnivore, herbivore, scavenger, omnivore, detrivore, decomposer, food chain, food web, pyramid of numbers, closed system, cycle, sustainable, evaporation, condensation, and precipitation.

9. Primary succession

9.1. Primary succession is one of the two types of succession of plant life occurring in a environment which new substrate devoid of vegetation and other organisms usually lacking soil, such as a lava flow or area left from retreated glacier, is deposited.

10. Secondary succession

10.1. Secondary succession is the other type of ecological succession where the succession is interfered and it reduces the ecosystem in a way such as a forest fire, hurricane, or harvesting. So basically its primary succession until the ecosystem is interfered with and restarts the growing process.