4.3 Succession. How ecosystems recover from disturbances. Primary & Secondary Succession. What is ecological succession? It is a series of predictable changes that occur in a community over time 2. What is primary succession? Succession that occurs on surfaces where no soil exists (no life)
How ecosystems recover from disturbances
- Occurs on newly exposed surfaces (Bare rock, no soil)
- Takes a longer amount of time
Ecosystems grow and become more mature and complex
Many abiotic and biotic factors determine how quickly ecological succession can cause a climax community to develop in an area. Give two factors that contribute to developing a climax community.
No major disturbances occurring
Development of a climax community