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Unformatted text preview: Primary Succession lifeless are where no soil has formed Secondary Succession -soil is intact after disturbance. 53.4 Factors correlated with a communitys species diversity are its geographic locations and size. Tropical habitats support more species than do temperate and polar regions. Factors in equatorial-polar gradients of species richness are evolutionary history and climate. Climate is likely the primary cause of the latitudinal gradient in biodiversity. o Solar energy input and water availability Evotransporation water loss from soil and plants 53.5 Individualistic vs. integrated (plants vs. animals)...
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