How wetlands function (processes)
Environmental processes include the ecological, physical and chemical processes that help form, maintain and support a system. Ecological processes include all those processes that occur between organisms and within and between populations and communities, including interactions with the non-living environment that result in existing ecosystems and bring about changes in ecosystems over time (adapted from).
In some cases it may be necessary to consider broader environmental processes that may be physical or chemical and not directly involve organisms. Environmental processes play a key role in influencing the extent, condition and biodiversity of ecosystems. You can find out more about various processes such as:
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Last updated: 22 March 2013
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How wetlands function (processes), WetlandInfo, Department of Environment and Science, Queensland, viewed 11 February 2019, .