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Unformatted text preview: a. buttresses – triangular shape for support ii. Excess water 1. mangroves a. stilt roots – exposed to the air for gas excange iii. Air roots – grow from ground to grow above water Seasons – seasonal changes I. Deciduous – loose leaves a. Loose leaves once a year II. Evergreen – keep leaves throughout the winter a. Continually replacing leaves all year round Successions – communities changing over long periods of time I. Primary succession – new land created i. Nothing there ii. Long time to recover II. Secondary succession – old land b. Something survives c. Shorter time to recover Colonizing plants Use wind dispersal Many seeds, fast lifecycle Change from pioneer community climax community Snags – dead standing tee Provides nutrients...
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- Spring '08
- Biology, Ecological succession, stomata a. water, adaptation i. water, Direct water roots