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ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION

ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSIONEcological Succession the gradual change of species composition in a given area

Two main types of ecological succession

Primary (beginning from bare rock) long timeExample: Volcanic Eruption destroys vegetation ecosystem has to develop from bare rock

Secondary (beginning from soil) short timeExample: Forest Fire destroys all vegetation ecosystem has to develop from remain soil

ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSIONPioneer Species first organisms to show upPrimary Succession ExamplesMosses Lichens

Ecological SuccessionPioneer Species first organisms to show upSecondary Succession ExamplesAnnual Weeds

Ecological SuccessionClimax Species last organisms to show upPrimary Succession ExamplesBalsam FirPaper BirchWhite Spruce

Ecological SuccessionClimax Species last organisms to show upSecondary Succession ExamplesOakHickory

Ecological Succession VideosSuccession Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V49IovRSJDs

TXPWD quail http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2WsEGY2Ctk

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