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Introduction to Wetlands “Hawai’i’s Wetland Ecosystems”

Introduction to Wetlands “Hawai’i’s Wetland Ecosystems”

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Introduction to Wetlands “Hawai’i’s Wetland Ecosystems”

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  1. Introduction to Wetlands “Hawai’i’s Wetland Ecosystems”

  2. Topics We’ll Cover • What is a wetland? • What are the wetlands of Hawai‘i? • What does a wetland food chain look like? • What is the flow of energy in a wetland?

  3. What is a Wetland? Wetlands are areas of land where water covers the soil or is present at or near the soil surface for all or parts of the year.

  4. Wetland functions 1. Provide habitat

  5. Wetland functions 1. Provide habitat 2. Natural water filter to trap sediment, nutrients and chemicals

  6. Wetland functions 1. Provide habitat 2. Natural water filter to trap sediment, nutrients and chemicals 3. Flood protection

  7. Wetland functions 1. Provide habitat 2. Natural water filter to trap sediment, nutrients and chemicals 3. Flood protection 4. Reduce erosion 5. Storm protection

  8. Wetlands of Hawai‘i Kealia Pond NWR, Maui Kawai Nui Marsh, O‘ahu Hanalei NWR, Kaua‘i …and many more! James Campbell NWR, O‘ahu Kakahaia NWR, Moloka‘i

  9. Wetland Species Indigenous or Native Species an organism that arrived at one place from somewhere else on its own, without man’s aid (may reside elsewhere in the world) Non-Native Species an organism that has been accidentally or deliberately transported to its new location akulikuli akulikuli kai

  10. The Food Chain

  11. The Food Chain (Producers)

  12. The Food Chain (Consumers)

  13. The Food Chain (Decomposers)

  14. The End