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    Ecological succession is the process in which ecosystems develop and change over time. The habitats are constantly changing, and will never stay the same. There are two main types of succession, primary and secondary. Primary succession is one of the two types of biological and ecological succession. It is the establishment and development of an ecosystem that was lacking any inhabitants beforehand. Example would include melting glaciers, volcanic eruptions, or landslides. Secondary succession is the reestablishment of a broken or disturbed ecosystem where the soil was left in tact. An example would be areas that have been cleared of existing vegetation. In primary succession, a rock is exposed, or created when lava cools. Wind, rain,…

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    individuals in a population will only survive to a particular age. But the three main survivorship curves are: 1. type I survivorship, in which death is greatest in old age, 2. type II survivorship, in which death is spread evenly across all age groups; and number 3 is the type III survivorship; which death known is known to be greatest among the young. But in our ecosystem; type I survivorship are known to be typically exhibited by humans and elephants. But type III survivorship is known to…

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    Ecosystem for Arimawhai Point, Great Mercury Island Introduction When a company, community, trust or private land owner plan on creating a reserve on a degraded landscape they must consider using a reference ecosystem when in the process of planning how to create the reserve. A reference ecosystem is another ecosystem that has the same features as the planned ecosystem this can include temperature, average amount of rainfall, soil type/geology, vegetation type. Reference ecosystems should be…

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    Ecological succession is predictable change over time in an ecosystem. There are two kinds of ecological succession, and those are primary and secondary succession. Both of these can affect a community is various ways. In the Lion King, secondary succession, which is a type of ecological succession that is a result of a disturbance which changes an existing community without removing the soil, shows up and it greatly, affects the community. When Scar becomes king, the land goes into a great…

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    Forest Succession

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    the western United States forest succession and the role of fire as a mechanism triggering forest community succession and the interaction of drought and forest fires are significant to the ecosystems and the living animals and plants affected by it. Forest succession is the replacement of new life in plant or animals in a forest. Fire is a mechanism triggering forest community succession because it is a disturbance to the community; it destroys all the trees and living organisms in that…

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    Five Research Articles on Biodiversity Succession in Ecology: Summaries Article 1: “Effects of nitrogen deposition on soil and vegetation in primary succession stages in inland drift sands” What kind of system was being considered? -They studied the Inland drift sands in the areas of the Netherlands. They specifically looked and studied at the Drethe, Veluwe, Utrecht, Brabant, and along Meuse. They wanted to consider how plants grow and develop during succession. The author’s hypothesis: -The…

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    Succession Research Paper

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    Succession is the process by which the structure of a community evolves over time. There are many factors that can affect succession, such as environmental changes, which are natural and harmless to the nature, and human-caused changes which mostly will end up ruining a succession. The two driving forces for succession include evolution and natural selection. Evolution is known as a change in the population or community that can be measured such as number of the members of the community. Natural…

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    Introduction Succession is referred to as changes within an ecological community following a disturbance of a relatively large area (Connell and Slatyer 1977.) Succession is broken down into two main time periods: primary and secondary. Primary succession is classified as the formation of soil and colonization of annual plants over a depleted land. Secondary succession is classified as the colonization and development of perennial plants over an established ecosystem. The process at which…

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    Catholic Church Influence

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    People today look at the Catholic church mainly as a the leader of parts of Europe especially Vatican City, this is because of its main focal point on politics and the way things are handled, within the church. Many Catholics today argue that the Catholic church still has too much power over the people due to the popularity of the religion. Because of this the Catholic church has lots of support when making decisions involving politics yet often receives lots of criticism as well. This tends to…

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    Pillars of the Earth: Essay The novel Pillars of the Earth centers around a village and a church, it tells the adventures of struggling peasants, the fall of earldoms, and many love stories. It is a tale of war, tragedy, and romance. On the other hand, there is another part of the novel that is particularly prevalent, the corruption all throughout the Roman Catholic Church. The corruption is quite obvious, despite the fact that most of the clergymen lead honest and humble lives, there are others…

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