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Ecosystem 1 Ecosystem Succession Paper University of Phoenix October 6, 2008 Ecosystem Succession Paper
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Ecosystem 2 What is happening in figure 4-4, (a) - (c), page 68 in the text Environment In Glacier Bay, Alaska the figure shows primary succession which has taken place over a 200 year period. Once the glaciers are no more lichens take over the landscape and moss and small shrub began to appear. At a later date and time frame small trees and shrubs colonize the location in Alaska and small spruces dominate the community when the primary succession has evolved. What is happening in figure 4-5, page 69 in the text Environment Compare and contrast your findings. Be sure to address the following: Figure 4-5 portrays the secondary succession which is an ecological succession that begins in the environment following destruction or part of an earlier community. (Raven, Berg 2005) Which the text describes could be a forest fire or any sort of natural disaster that would dismember the trees or a forest. Environment mentions a forest fire that took place in 1988 and burned one third of the Yellowstone National Park. Secondary succession appears to have started rapidly in Yellowstone according to scientist in the text. During
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