Freshwater Ecosystem Essay by Luckz

Freshwater Ecosystem
A summary of the freshwater ecosystem, including its definition and biodiversity.
# 62243 | 1,208 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2005 | PH
Published on Nov 15, 2005 in Biology (Ecology) , Environmental Studies (General)

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This paper presents a short summary of the freshwater ecosystem. It focuses on the species thriving in freshwater areas, the threats to freshwater biodiversity, and the ways to fight those threats.

What is a Freshwater?
Lakes and Ponds
Rivers and Streams
The Freshwater Environment
Threats to Freshwater Biodiversity
Solutions to the Problem

From the Paper:

"Plants and algae are vital to freshwater ecosystems for they provide oxygen and food for the animals in this system. In moving waters, some plants have special characteristics that prevent them from being carried away. Some plants have stems that bend with the flow of moving water, some have strong roots anchored in the soil, while some like mosses can stick to rocks. Meanwhile in still waters, some plants have different ways to adapt. For example, algae, water lilies, and duckweed can float on the surface of the water. Reeds and cattails thrive along the shoreline of freshwater regions. Estuaries are also rich in plant life with the unique characteristic of being able to grow in fresh and salt water. Pickleweed and mangroves are some examples of plants living in estuaries."

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