South Florida Rocklands
By Arielis Hernandez and Aneysha Rios Ortiz
"Well, where are you?"
"I'm at the South Florida Rocklands!"
"Well, tell me all about it when you come back, okay?
Some locations of the South Florida Rocklands are at the southern tip of Florida. Pinelands hammocks cover considered as rockland ecosystems. It's beautiful and lots of people love these places.
Abiotic and Biotic
Abiotic: Something that is non-living
Biotic: Something that is living
Yes, All of these are in the South Florida Rockland and also have a great role in it. We may not notice it, but it is needed in places like this. This place is actually a terrestrial ecosystem. It has very thin soil and the temperatures are succumb, that's right, I'm learning new words. The water is brackish, a mix of salt water and fresh water. Research doesn't state exact average of humidity but it states that is has low humidity in these types of places. Wind carries water vapor which is really important to ecoystems such as these. Also, weather helps with how animals live in some places. The intensity in light depends on the place that it is in. But it usually has 12 hours of sunlight as we all know each hemisphere gets. Pollution is caused bye people who leave trash out. It also affects the animals in the biotic system which can cause harm.
These are some facts about Biotic factors also. Some top flowers are agave augusofolia, daffodils, and sweetbay mangofolia. These are some examples of flowering plants. Flowering plants come from the phylum magnoliophyta which is very popular in terrestrial ecosystems. Animals that live in the South Florida Rocklands are lizards, rabbits, hawks, mice, snakes, and a whole lot more. There are decomposers there such as Nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria, aerobic, and anaerobic bacteria and fungi. All of these things are either composers, producers, or decomposers so here is a little organization.
- Nitifying Bacteria
- Denitrfying Bacteria
- Aerorobic bacteria or fungi
- Anaeirobic bacteria or fungi
This shows most of the stuff I mentioned as examples for abiotic factors in South Florida Rocklands. It shows the sunlight and life of plants.
This also shows most of the stuff I mentioned as examples for biotic factors in South Florida Rocklands. It shows actual life of plants and insects which is part of the biotic factors.
Both of these are in every place you will ever see, becuase there are living things and non living things EVERYHERE!! This is the reason why we have ecosystems. Because of Abiotic and Biotic factors. It would be crazy without those things.
Water: The role in the ecosystem
Human impact on South Florida Rocklands
- Water Pollution
- Land Pollution
- Air Pollution
These affect the way animals and plants live in the ecosystem. Also things that don't live either. One thing we do to an enviroment either helps or hurt the environment. All we have to do is be careful and observe how we can affect the environment by one simple step.