Succession

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Succession 2018-08-05T11:53:52+00:00

Primary Succession
Primary succession is the type of ecological succession that happens on new lands—lands where life has not yet existed. Primary succession can take place after lava flow cools and hardens into new land, or a glacier recedes exposing new land.

Ecological succession is the constant replacement of one community by another. It happens after a big change in the ecosystem. And, of course, succession occurs on brand new land.

Secondary succession is the type of succession that happens after something destroys the habitat, such as a flood or other natural disaster. Abandoning a field that was once used for agriculture can also lead to secondary succession

Climax Communities
A climax community is the end result of ecological succession. The climax community is a stable balance of all organisms in an ecosystem, and will remain stable unless a disaster strikes.

Summary
Ecological succession is the constant replacement of one community by another.
Primary succession occurs in an area that has never before been colonized by plants and animals, while secondary succession occurs in an established area that was disturbed.

 

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