ACE Basin Characterization Study: Species Gallery
The ACE Basin contains six distinct ecosystem habitat types that range from subtidal areas and vast wetlands to
uplands. These habitats are characterized by more than 1500 different plant and animal species that interact with
the physical environment to create the ACE Basin ecosystem. Major groups of organisms that occur in the ACE Basin
and are described in the Biological Resources section include phytoplankton, plants, decomposers, zooplankton,
benthic invertebrates, insects, decapod crustaceans, fish, reptiles and amphibians, birds, and mammals. In addition
to groups of organisms, this section describes some of the basic ecological principles that underlie the ACE Basin
ecosystem. Many of these concepts are applicable to the habitats, communities, and ecosystems that are described
in the Biological Resources section and other sections of this product.
Please select one of the tabs above to explore the Species Gallery!