Hi rakan-rakan. A small creek runs through a mature forest, keeping the soil around the creek damp all year. A variety of ferns and several flowering
plants thrive in this shady, moist area. Along the higher ground above the creek, many species of flowering plants that need less water grow. If a farmer diverted the creek to water his fields, causing the creek to dry up, what would be the most likely long-term consequence for the ferns and angiosperms in the forest?