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Paperbark Swamp Ecosystem
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Field Trip: Paperbark Swamp Ecosystem
1 a) The ecosystem which we studied on our field trip was a paperbark swamp.
b) Two abiotic factors which control the development of the ecosystem are water and soil. Water makes up a large part of all living organisms and is needed for the growth and survival for all flora and fauna. Without water in the environment the animals and plants within the ecosystem would not be able to survive. Animals like the short-finned eel, frogs and turtles require water as it is their habitat. Frogs lay their eggs in the water so without water there would be no frogs. The short finned eels live in the water all their lives so if there was no water then there would be no short finned eels as they will all be dead. Water is also required for plants to photosynthesise. If there were to be no water there wouldn't be any plants which would then affect the whole food chain.
Another abiotic factor which controls the development of the ecosystem is the soil. Soil is needed for plants to grow. Without soil the plants will have nothing to get their
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