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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 succession occurs is so well studied that we can determine what stage of succession an ecosystem is at based on the type of plants present. A disturbance of an ecological system by fire, clear cutting, or urbanization depletes a system of all plant life.The…

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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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    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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    profound influence on a community in excess on what is to be expected on abundance. Gray wolves are known to be considered a keystone species because in their absence, an entire ecosystem can be known to significantly diminish in terms of the biological diversity. 13. What are ecosystem services? Ecosystem Services is important environmental benefits that ecosystems provide such as clean air, clean water, and fertile soil to grow crops. 14. What is ecological succession? How does primary and…

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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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    In my adolescent years, I went through a couple of struggles before I became a Catholic. I became a Catholic when I was baptized as a little baby but then bad situations occurred and I missed out on being the Catholic I wanted to become as a little girl because my parents stopped taking me to church. As I grew up, I have always felt I had a something missing and I knew it was God’s love. When I hit freshman year in high school I found myself going back to the Catholic church with my Catholic…

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    Friars In The Americas

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    Jessie Sisavat Professor Duarte History 40 December 10 2015 The Impact of Friars in the Americas The natives in the Latin America were living their way of life until the Spanish arrival. Many native tribes started to encounter priest from different secular clergy groups such as Franciscans, Dominicans and Jesuits. These missionaries emphasize their success of converting the native tribes and creating a new world order. The religious groups indict the native’s rituals and wanted to start a…

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    Although many aspects of society reflect the views of the Catholic Church, the primary portion of social justice issues contradicts that of the Church. Thus this paper concludes that religion is losing, yet still has not lost, its grip on social morality in an increasingly secular Australian society. The issues discussed were characterised by human greed and ignorance, rather than humility, going against the Catholic view that everyone should be treated with compassion. Thus, although it is…

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    No family is perfect…We argue, we fight. We even stop talking to each other at times. But in the end family is family…The love will always be there.” This quote by an unknown author relates to the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and to my family in many ways. Although my Family has very different beliefs than the family in the movie. One big difference in the parenting roles between my family and the Portokalos family is that I come from a divorced house hold which is very different from a…

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