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Succession that occurs after a fire in an ecosystem
Plants that grow after lichens that help to further break down rocks are called _______.
Glacier movement and volcanoes
The following natural events will cause primary succession to occur
After a volcano erupt
Lichens are most likely to grow in the following type of area
The first plants to grow after a fire are called the _________.
One species gradually being replaced by another
In ecology, succession refers to:
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
Lichens began to break down rock to form soil
How do lichens contribute to primary succession?
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 ______.
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
lack of food, predator prey interaction, lack of shelter
How are animals affected by ecological succession
after human disturbance and after natural disaster
When does a climax community change?
After a volcanic eruption
Lichens that colonize bare rock are an example of a pioneer species. In which environment would a pioneer species such as lichens be most successful