BIOL2060 - Lecture 30 - Nov 25, 2013

BIOL2060 Lecture 30

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Unformatted text preview: over time? Models and mechanisms of succession Initial Floristics model – Mechanism: Tolerance, where the species that are tolerant of the environmental conditions early in succession dominate later successional stages – Mechanism: Inhibition, where the species that first establish in an area modify the environment to make it unsuitable for all other species How do communities change over time? Testing mechanisms of succession on Mt. St. Helens •  Erupted May 18th,1980 •  Experiment to test whether the mechanism of succession at Mt. St. Helens was facilitation, inhibit...
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