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The Functions of Wetlands

Plants in a wetland
Plants thrive in wetlands
2:21PM
August 12, 2011

Wetlands can do and be many things, including: reduce flooding, filter pollutants, be incredibly productive, and act as a nature preserve

Food Chain and Food Web of Wetlands

Duck in wetland
Animals in wetlands
11:46AM
August 12, 2011

Energy is transferred from the sun, plants, and animals. The food web in a wetland offers many choices for animals.

Effects of Flooding in a Wetland

water
Flooding
11:39AM
August 12, 2011

Bottomland hardwood forests, or swamps, receive most of its water from river floods, which effects what types of plants can grow in them.

Active and Passive Processes of Wetlands

Swamp
Swamp
3:45PM
August 9, 2011

Sedimentation is a passive process for removing substances. Biogeochemical functions are active processes.

Biochemistry of Wetlands

Biochemistry of Swamps
Biochemistry of Swamps
2:20PM
July 28, 2011

The amount of nitrogen in rivers has increased over the years, but wetlands can filter out some of it