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53.2 Community Structure In a community, species interact with an enormous amount of other species For us, we have them all over us, like that video we watched in honors bio We don’t know much about our biological community, but biologists have researched other communities and theories from that can be applied to us So then the book asks how predictable are communities o They ask about the structure: are species closely intertwined or are they loose assemblages of species There was this guy Frederick Clements that had a hypothesis o Can someone tell me what it was? o Biological communities are stable, integrated, and orderly entities with a highly predictable composition o He basically looked at how important species interactions were and said they are so intertwined that the species cannot live without each other o He said that communities develop over time while going through predictable steps that are determined by interactions among species o The final stage of these predictable steps is known as what? TORI Climax community – it is stable and does not change over time
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