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Unformatted text preview: Running head: SUCCESSION AND NATURAL SELECTION 1 Succession and Natural Selection Stephen D, James IT/237 Kristienne Gibbons May 6, 2011 University of Phoenix (Axia College) SUCCESSION AND NATURAL SELECTION 2 Succession and Natural Selection Primary succession is one of the two types of ecological succession in which the habitat has a lot of minerals and rock with very little soil, this means everything in that environment lacks plant life and it takes a long time to develop. Secondary succession is a devastating event that causes the environment to change. I feel that when the beaver made the dam, the small creek turned into a pond and eventually filled in with phosphorus materials; this would be an act of secondary succession; there was previous life in the area and the area did not start out as bare rock. Look at what may happen to the ecosystem when a little animal such as the beaver makes a shelter for its self. So by means of ecological succession, the beaver caused the natural habitat to shelter for its self....
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