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Starter - Climax communities Watch the video and answer these questions: • Where and what types of climax communities are identified? • What factors affect the nature of a climax community? • Which example of human activity is given? • How are some communities maintained at the sub-climax stage? • What examples of sub-climax communities are given?
Factors that determine climax communities What are the factors that you think determine the nature of a climax community? Thorn-cushion scrub Different locations will have different climax communities… Mediterranean grasslands Cactus Deserts Deciduous forests and tropical rainforests Trees
Human factors affecting the process Deforestation Grazing Agriculture Controlled fires
Checking outcomes Identify different types of climax community • Give 3 different types of climax community. Describe the factors affecting the nature of a climax community. • What are the factors? • Why do they affect the climax community?
Get out your learning outcome booklets! • Sign off the outcomes for the last few classes on succession