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Unformatted text preview: Fire o Other episodic events, e.g., storms, droughts, floods, geologic disturbances o Neighbors, including plant, animal, and microbial species Adaptations, i.e., features of the plants which contribute to their survival and reproductive success (evolutionary fitness) o Structural adaptations, e.g., growth patterns, size, physical protectants, secondary growth o Physiological and biochemical features, e.g., type of photosynthetic pathway, acquisition of inorganic nutrient elements, secondary metabolism (such as associated with production of defensive materials) o Life-history aspects, e.g., mode of reproduction, dispersal, developmental stages, seasonal periodicity, longevity Significance of the plant species from a human perspective, e.g., source of some commodity, part of the habitat for other species, provision of ecological services, problem(s) associated with the species 460090211...
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