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Succession in Biology

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Jeff Brown

on 5 October 2012

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Succession- the process by which the biological structure of a community evolves over time. Succession in Biology Primary succession- occurs in lifeless areas Secondary succession- occurs in areas where a community
that used to exist has been removed In some environments, succession reaches a maximum,
and produces a stable community which is controlled
by a small number of prominent species. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/178264/ecological-succession


http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090904135208AAoXFtK Research Sources http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080813143012AAFjPMF Pictures of Succession An example of primary succession is a
volcanic explosion, such as the one that blew off the peak of Mount Saint Helens. Secondary succession takes place after
things like wildfires, hurricanes, or when other natural disturbances occur Secondary succession often happens faster than primary succession because soil survives the disturbance, unlike primary succession Pearson Textbook: 4.3 Mount Saint Helen's Eruption Primary and secondary both create continually changing
mixes of species in intensity, size, frequency, and succession. http://youtube.com Hurricanes, such as Hurricane Katrina can cause flooding of many different places. This is an example of secondary succession.
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