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Science 256: People, Science, and the Environment
Ecosystem Succession Paper
Succession is a phenomenon of transition in community structure and function which is time related and often occurs in a somewhat predictable manner. Primary succession, (fig 5-4, pg 87) occurs following formation of a new, yet barren habitat for colonization. Such a habitat may be formed by volcanic activity, glacial activity, or strip-mining; it initially lacks soil. A study of Glacier
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Tornado and it destroyed a wide path through the city. Then, a year or two later another large tornado took the same path and damaged much of the same area. The weather played a huge part in the slow recovery process of the ecosystem and the economy.
Koning, Ross E. 1994. Biotic Factors. Plant Physiology Information Website. http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/plant_biology/biotic.html. (2-8-2005).
Ecological Monographs: Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 149-175.