Succession

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Succession

  1. 1. SUCCESSION
  2. 2. <ul><li>Change in plant communities over time. </li></ul>SUCCESSION
  3. 3. PRIMARY SUCCESSION
  4. 7. SECONDARY SUCCESSION
  5. 13.
  6. 15. Soaproot – Chlorogalum spp.
  7. 16. Northeast Forest Characteristics
  8. 17. Northeast Forest Characteristics <ul><li>Temperate forest ecosystem; 40+ inches of rain distributed evenly through the year. </li></ul>
  9. 18. Northeast Forest Characteristics <ul><li>Temperate forest ecosystem; 40+ inches of rain distributed evenly through the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall exceeding evaporation + heavy winter snowfalls = high levels of spring mineral leaching from topsoil. </li></ul>
  10. 19. Northeast Forest Characteristics <ul><li>Temperate forest ecosystem; 40+ inches of rain distributed evenly through the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall exceeding evaporation + heavy winter snowfalls = high levels of spring mineral leaching from topsoil. </li></ul><ul><li>Most forests are under 100 years old and lack structural or successional diversity. Old-growth very rare and extremely fragmented. </li></ul>
  11. 20. Northeast Forest Characteristics <ul><li>Temperate forest ecosystem; 40+ inches of rain distributed evenly through the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall exceeding evaporation + heavy winter snowfalls = high levels of spring mineral leaching from topsoil. </li></ul><ul><li>Most forests are under 100 years old and lack structural or successional diversity. Old-growth very rare and extremely fragmented. </li></ul><ul><li>Prairies and savannas almost completely gone – huge loss of diverse early- and mid-succession environments. </li></ul>
  12. 21. Northeast Forest Characteristics <ul><li>Temperate forest ecosystem; 40+ inches of rain distributed evenly through the year. </li></ul><ul><li>Rainfall exceeding evaporation + heavy winter snowfalls = high levels of spring mineral leaching from topsoil. </li></ul><ul><li>Most forests are under 100 years old and lack structural or successional diversity. Old-growth very rare and extremely fragmented. </li></ul><ul><li>Prairies and savannas almost completely gone – huge loss of diverse early- and mid-succession environments. </li></ul><ul><li>250+ years of near-complete fire suppression. </li></ul>

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