The biology of the Everglades, as discussed in this section, is very generally separated into three divisions: distribution of plants, animals and endangered species. These three basic divisions will give you a very general sense of the types of ecosystems present in the region, and of how the animals of the Everglades interact within these ecosystems. Then, when we examine the anthropogenic changes, it is shown that human interference with the Everglades can and did have drastic effects on the biology of the region, as evidenced not only by declines in wildlife, but also in declines of certain types of ecosystems. The last division of this section examines a few of the two dozen or so threatened and endangered species indigenous to the Everglades.

[Introduction][Natural Conditions][Next:Plants]