Unformatted text preview: nly if an individual dies naturally or
is killed (predation/disturbance).
• Many possible end stages (no predicted sequence) – but
longer lived species generally found at later stages. Connell & Slatyer (1977) Am. Nat. 111:1119 disproved due to INVADER SPECIES…
in plants: weeds, Camphor tree, etc….
In animals: boa constrictor (Everglades), squirrels (ex: Canada), etc…
8 Climax species are those that are tolerant of the environmental
conditions early in succession
ms which can
ristics: How do communities change over time?
Mechanisms of initial floristics: tolerance
– Resources high to begin, but decline over
time (Secondary Succession)
– Species survive by tolerating conditions and
– Ordered sequence, but replacement not a
function of present residents.
high resource use Long lived, slow growing,
low resource use Connell & Slatyer (1977) Am. Nat. 111:1119 How do communities change over time?
Testing mechanisms of succ...
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