Lecture 25 Part I Goals - dominant species. Describe the...

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Lecture 25 Goals Part I: COMMUNITY DYNAMICS AND SUCCESSION Be able to: Explain the concept of succession, and recognize examples of it. Distinguish between primary and secondary succession. Distinguish between the resistance and resilience of a community or ecosystem. Distinguish between examples of tolerance, inhibition, and facilitation as mechanisms of succession. Explain the chronosequence method. Describe the typical change in plant species richness during succession, and one contributing factor. Describe the typical changes in water, nitrogen, and phosphorus during primary succession, and a contributing factor or process for each. Describe the general trajectory of old-field succession in terms of the general growth form of the
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Unformatted text preview: dominant species. Describe the typical change in animal species richness during succession, and one contributing factor. Relate rank-abundance curves to community successional age. Describe some of the major traits typical of early vs. late successional plants, and why they differ. Explain linkages among the above. Reading: Chapter 20. Introduction. Required . Community changes during succession. Required . Ecosystem changes during succession. Required . Mechanisms of succession. Required . Community and ecosystem stability. Required . Investigating the evidence. Not required. Applications. Not required. Summary. Required ....
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Severdio during the Spring '10 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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