Pine Flatwoods and Dry Prairies

Alison and Angelise

Introduction

Pine Flatwoods and Dry Praries are relatively poorly drained, acidic, sandy soils. You can find diverse birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians are found in pine flatwoods. Natural fires tend to maintain relatively stable stands of pine flatwoods and dry prairies.

Abiotic and Biotic

Abiotic

-This is a terrestrial ecosystem.

-Flatwoods have low values of nutrients

-Its contain is mostly acidic

-Low organic content

-Considered "High and Dry"

-Limited amount of rainfall

-Flat grounds

Biotic

The Major Plants and Animals Found In Our Ecosystem

Plants

  • Long Leaf Pine
  • WireGrass
  • Gallberry
  • Cabbage Palm
  • Wax myrtle

Animals


  • Box Turtle
  • Florida Panther
  • Black Bear
  • Pine Wood Tree Frog
  • Corn Snake


Categories


  • Land Animals
  • Reptiles
  • Birds
  • Trees
  • Shrubs

Food Web

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Human Impacts on the Ecosystem

Positive Impacts: Ecotourism, They are now being converted to many uses, including agriculture, pasture for livestock, and urbanization.




Negative Impacts: Alteration of natural fire regimes can cause major changes in species composition, even when not accompained by land-use conversions.

Apex predator from your ecosystem


Kingdom:Animalia

Phylum:Chordata

Subphylum:Vertebrata

Class:Reptilia

Subclass:Lepidosauria

Order:Squamata

Suborder:Serpentes

Family:Colubridae

Subfamily:Colubrinae

Tribe:Lampropeltini

Genus:Pantherophis

Species:P. guttatus