Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 10

Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 10 - AP Environmental-...

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AP Environmental- Chapter 10: Ecological Restoration 10.1 Notes 1. Restore to What? a. General Information i. The Balance of Nature – an environmental myth that states that the natural environment, when not influenced by human activity, will reach a constant status, unchanging over time. ii. Climax State - steady state and have maximum organic matter, storage of chemical elements and biological diversity. iii. Restoration of damaged ecosystems is a major new emphasis in environmental sciences and is developing into a new field. iv. Restoration involves a combination of human activities and natural processes of ecological succession. v. Disturbance, change and variation in the environment are natural and ecological systems and species have evolved in response to these changes. 10.2 Notes 2. What Needs to be Restored? a. General Information i. Wetlands, Rivers and Streams(Ex: Kissimmee River, Everglades National Park) ii. Prairie Restoration(Ex: Allwine Prairie) 10.3 Notes 3. When Nature Restores Itself: The Process of Ecological Succession
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