Here is the slide deck from today’s class on succession. Remember: 1. Succession involves more than just a change in producers. 2. A climax community is not necessarily the outcome of a linear progression. 3. A little disturbance ain’t so bad, it just “resets” succession (and might increase biodiversity). Oh, and here are a few [...]
Today I elaborated on some good examples of keystone species (population control and engineer type) as well as introducing the term foundation species…this short slide show goes with the handout you can download from “the box.” Keystone and Foundation Species View more presentations from Derrick Willard.
The basis of our discussion today…hope it clears up “relationship issues” in ecological communities: Species interactions View more presentations from Derrick Willard.