Disturbances and Community Structure

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Disturbances and Community Structure Disturbances – storms, fire, floods, droughts, human activities Often create opportunities for species that have not previously occupied habitats to become established
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1/31/11 Disturbances: A Good Thing
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Unformatted text preview: Small scale disturbances sometimes enhance environmental patchiness, which can be important Also can prevent large scale disturbances Yellowstone National Park (1988) Some pines only release seeds after a fire...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course BIOL 001 taught by Professor Nathan during the Spring '10 term at George Mason.

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