Succession Study guide quiz
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occurs after a fire in an ecosystem
plants that grow after lichens that help to further break down rocks
Natural events that will cause primary succession to occur
glacier movement and volcanoes
Lichens are most likely to grow in the following type of area
after a volcano erupts
The first plants to grow after a fire are called
In ecology, succession refers to
one species gradually being replaced by another
A pioneer species such as _______ are a combination of algae and fungus that grow on bare rock
A type of succession that occurs on abandoned farmland is called
How do lichens contribute to primary succession?
Lichens begin to break down rock to form soil.
What type of vegetation would you expect to find on an abandoned farm after 150 years?
Natural disasters such as flooding and tornadoes are linked to ________ succession.
The final stable community that is made up of mature, hardwood trees is called?
_______ succession is more likely to take thousands of years before trees are seen.
The pioneer species most likely to be found in secondary succession includes:
Where does most primary succession take place in the United States?