Megan Tritch and Case Thompson<br />Fresh water wetland <br />Day 1:<br />A fresh water wetland can be many different things it can be a marsh, swamp, or bog. All of which are considered a fresh water wetland. A marsh is fresh water in an inland area. It’s normally 1 to 6 feet deep. The can contain grass and flowers. Unlike swamps they do not contain trees. Marshes contain a variety of animals ranging from birds to ducks and geese and lots of reptiles. Bogs are area’s where the water is not moving it is still. It also contains different animals and plant species. A swamp is a slow moving stream and contains trees unlike marshes. <br />Precipitation Table<br />Biotic Factors<br />Archaebacteria:<br /><ul><li>Aeropyrum pernix
Soil conditions: It is too wet to be good for farming but it has lots of nutrients.</li></ul>1857375-1905Sun00SunDay 2:<br />251460010096514287505715<br />514350140970Water celery00Water celery259080055245Lilly pad00Lilly pad<br />11811001981202619375198120<br />161925099060064770099060<br />1924050182880River rats00River rats-266700171450fish00fish<br />75247514859000<br />24479251066801495425106680<br />2323465165735Water snakes00Water snakes514350165735muskrat00muskrat<br />12382509525028384509525015525751905000200025095250<br />2590800120015Black bear00Black bear818515116205Red tail Hawk00Red tail Hawk<br />251460036195155257536195<br />173355032385Ascomycete00Ascomycete<br />49149009715541433759715503257550971552514600971550118110097155Food Chain – sun Alligator weed fish snakes eagle rhizobium<br />Day 3:<br />124777515811500159702572390Condensation00Condensation<br />fwetlnd2.jpgThe Water Cycle<br />168275125730Precipitation00Precipitation<br />fwetlnd2.jpg<br />561975321945002152650124587000962025941070002495550112395001666875762000508001293495Root Uptake00Root Uptake1035050579120Transpiration00Transpiration10350501684020Runoff00Runoff2320925836295Evaporation00Evaporation<br /><ul><li>In the Water Cycle the water is evaporated or transpirated and turned into </li></ul>condensation in the clouds. Then the condensation is turned into precipitation and it falls to earth where it becomes root uptake or runoff.<br />The Carbon Cycle<br /><ul><li>In the Carbon Cycle is where plants produce organic carbon from photosynthesis then the plant respiration puts the carbon into the atmosphere. Then decaying organisms and waste is turned into fossil fuels and when we burn the fuels we put a significant amount of carbon into the atmosphere. Then the plants take carbon back up and the cycle starts again.
In the Nitrogen Cycle the nitrifying blue green algae eaten by fish turns into decaying organic matter then into free nitrates, nitrites, and ammonia. The denitrifying bacteria then becomes nitrogen in the atmosphere by lightning. Then the nitrogen in the atmosphere gets taken up by plants and then by the animals eating the plants. The excretion and dead organic matter of the animals then turns the nitrogen back into the free nitrates, nitrites, and ammonia.
In the Phosphorus Cycle the phosphate mining, phosphate rocks, fertilizer, animals, plants and soil phosphates all erode or are transported to a water or decomposed into the lower levels of the soil. It then becomes dissolved phosphates and then it gets transported back into rocks and then erodes once again through the cycle.</li></ul>Symbiosis<br /><ul><li>Mutualism: A monarch butterfly gets food from a milkweed plant and the butterfly gets its pollen on its body spreads it for it.
Commensalism: The bulculus Ibis walks alongside a grazing cow and eats the insects the cow stirs up from the ground.
Parasitism: Braconid wasps, insect larvae into tomato hornworms tissues, timing things such that just as they're ready to pupate, they have eaten up the whole insides of the hornworm, and it dies.
A drought has occurred in the Freshwater Wetland. If the drought caused the water to dry up completely then you will have most of the insects, fish, land animals, and plants die or move to another location. Some animals may be able to migrate there now that there isn’t much water. The water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycles will all be messed up and will have to try to reform themselves.
After primary succession the biome floor will mostly be covered with moss or if there are little areas of standing water a lot of algae and insects laying their eggs in the standing puddles. The secondary succession will have the beginning stages of plants growing and some insects starting to reappear. Then the animals will slowly start to become alittle more present and some new species may come.</li></ul>Work Cited<br />Shearer CA and Raja HA (2010). Freshwater Ascomycetes Database: http://fungi.life.illinois.edu/ (Accessed on <date>).<br />"Eubacteria." World of Microbiology and Immunology. Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. Gale Cengage, 2003. eNotes.com. 2006. 16 May, 2011 <http://www.enotes.com/microbiology-encyclopedia/eubacteria> <br />"Archeoglobus Fulgidus | Archaea | Karyn's Genomes | 2can Support Portal | EBI." European Bioinformatics Institute | Homepage | EBI. Web. 16 May 2011. <http://www.ebi.ac.uk/2can/genomes/archaea/Archaeoglobus_fulgidus.html>.<br />