Wetlands/Swamps. Wetlands/ Swamps. By: Steven Wilber & Danielle Hollenbeck. By Steven Wilber & Danielle Hollenbeck. Types of Wetlands. Freshwater Wetlands. Saltwater Wetlands. Estuaries. Bogs Marshes Swamps. Effects of Latitude and Altitude. Latitude. Altitude.
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By: Steven Wilber
By Steven Wilber & Danielle Hollenbeck
The higher up in the atmosphere something is locate, the cooler the air.
Less vegetation with higher altitude.
Proximity to a mountain creates a rain shadow effect on the leeward side.
Non-living components of the ecosystem:
Cover for many wetland species
Great Blue Heron
Control fish and insect populations
Important food source for predators
Restore water quality
Reduce flood risks
Maintain water flow during drought
Alter soil composition
Water level fluctuation
Alters nutrient input and recycling
Upsets chemical balance of water
Regulates discharges of pollutants into U.S. waters
Government protection and restoration act
Prevents degradation of our natural resources
Protection of Wetland resources