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Lecture 16 - Chapter 16 Key Terms

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOC50H3
Professor
Marc Cadotte
Semester
Winter

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Chapter 16 Key Terms x alternative stable states o Different community development scenarios that are possible at the same location under similar environmental conditions. x climax stage o The final stage of succession, viewed as a stable end point that experiences little change. x disturbance o An abiotic event that kills or damages some organisms and thereby creates opportunities for other organisms to grow and reproduce. x hysteresis o An inability to shift back to the original community type, even when the original conditions are restored. x pioneer stage o The first stage of primary succession. x primary succession o Succession that involves the colonization of habitats devoid of life. Compare secondary succession. x secondary succession o Succession that involves the reestablishment of a community in which most, but not all, of the organisms have been destroyed. Compare primary succession. x stable o Returning to the original state after some perturbation. x stress o An abiotic factor that results in a decrease in the rate of an important SK\VLRORJLFDOSURFHVVWKHUHE\ORZHULQJWKHSRWHQWLDOIRUDQRUJDQLVP¶VVXUYLYDOgrowth, or reproduction. x succession o The change in species composition over time as a result of abiotic and biotic agents of change. www.notesolution.comChapter 16 Key Terms N alternative stable states o Different community development scenarios that are possible at the same location under similar environmental conditions. N climax stage o The final stage of succession, viewed as a stable end point that experiences little change. N disturbance o An abiotic event that kills or damages some organisms and thereby creates opportunities for other organisms to grow and reproduce. N hysteresis o An inability to shift back to the original community type, even when the original conditions are restored. N pioneer stage o The first stage of primary succession. N primary succession o Succession that involves the co
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