Unformatted text preview: buried roots of vascular plants Small woody plants (shrubs)begin to grow Tree species eventually displace the woody shrubs Is the final stable community created It is in a state of dynamic equilibrium It may take years to reach It is triggered by disturbances Follows a pattern.. smaller species are replaced by larger species The total number of species is high in early succession….and then declines Net productivity is high in early succession….and then levels off Biomass is high in early succession … and then levels off Most communities exist in a state of flux …. a mosaic of different stages of succession Succession is : highly variable often influenced by frequent disturbances Climax community may in fact never be reached Microbial Succession Page 775 #’s 1-7 & 9...
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- Winter '17
- John Travis
- Ecological succession, Primary Succession, Small woody plants, pattern.. smaller species