Ecological Succession
Updated: 4/2/2020
Ecological Succession
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  • A normal forest (Equilibrium/Balanced Ecosystem)
  • Abiotic Factors: Water
  • Biotic Factors: Rabbit
  • Volcanic eruption (Ecologic disturbance) which leads to bare rock: Year 0 - 5
  • Pioneer species arrive (First transitional community) : Year 5 - 30
  • Abiotic Factors: Rock
  • Biotic Factors: Lichen
  • Annual plants arrive (Second transitional community): Year 30 - 75
  • Biotic Factors: Zinnia
  • Abiotic Factors: Sun
  • Young trees and plants arrive (Third transitional community): Year 75 - 105
  • Biotic Factors: Young Oak
  • Abiotic Factors: Rain
  • Mature trees and animals now at homeostasis (Climax Community): Year 105
  • Abiotic Factors: Soil
  • Biotic Factors: Grass
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