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Disturbance (ecology)

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In biology, a disturbance is a temporary change in environmental conditions that causes a ... Disturbance forces can have profound immediate effects on ecosystems and can, accordingly, greatly alter...

ecological disturbance | ecology | Britannica.com

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Disturbance intensity and the pace of recovery. Primary succession ... Primary succession occurs in a landscape that previously was devoid of life. For example  ...

Primary and Secondary Succession D

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established, develop and change in ecosystems is called succession. There are ... Places where primary succession occurs include newly ... organisms help enrich the soil, allowing other species to become established. ... seeds likely remain after the disturbance. ... would take to reestablish itself and describe how it might.

Disturbance and Plant Succession in the Mojave and Sonoran ...

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Mar 25, 2010 ... Plant recovery and succession following disturbance are poorly .... Understanding natural vegetation reestablishment after disturbance is important for several reasons. ... changes induced by disturbance in desert ecosystems. ... Disturbance is defined as a physical force (e.g., hurricane, fire, road building) ...

Recovery and resilience of tropical forests after disturbance : Nature ...

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May 20, 2014 ... A total of 283 forest disturbance and recovery events, reported in 71 studies, ... Tropical forests are recognized globally for the important ecosystem services that they provide. ... Disturbance events are defined as perturbations that result in a .... 1) allows investigation of whether frequency of past disturbance ...

Chapter 5 - Ecosystem - Level Processes

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In addition, the probability of ecosystem recovery to previous states may be greatly ..... Such changes affect primary productivity and species composition over time. ... The rate and direction of plant succession following relaxation of grazing may .... better able to regain functional characteristics after disturbance) to repeated ...

SER International Primer on Ecological Restoration | resources ...

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The restored ecosystem will not necessarily recover its former state, since ... or modifying a specific disturbance, thereby allowing ecological processes to bring .... by their functional roles in the ecosystem (e.g. primary producers, herbivores, ..... non-persistent species that will be replaced in the course of succession, their  ...

Legacy Effects of Canopy Disturbance on Ecosystem Functioning in ...

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Oct 31, 2011 ... After a major disturbance, in certain cases, the community may not reach ... time- scales will allow insight into the role of macroalgal succession in ... This was done so that primary productivity could be related to recovery and succession .... indicating that biomass alone does not entirely explain the loss of .....

Ecosystems in Action: Lessons from Marine Ecology about Recovery ...

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ecosystem may be damaged and recover; it may resist the ... and on whether fundamental new ecological processes have taken hold after a disturbance. .... frame, the succession of cycles depicts the natural range of .... or species allows higher combined productivity or stability in .... Collapse was defined as a reduction.

Trends in post-disturbance recovery rates of Canada's forests ...

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The recovery of forests following stand-replacing disturbance is of ... Our review provides temporal benchmarks for gauging recovery times after disturbance. ... and Bergeron and Dubuc, 1989), recovery of net primary production (Amiro et al., 2000), ... how these factors interact to explain variation in rates of forest recovery.

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FOR93/FR068: Chapter 4: Plant Succession and Disturbances in the ...

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The chapters explain basic ecological principles for the urban forest's water, soil, plant and ... In forest succession, species composition, ecosystem structure and .... Frequent disturbance allows only species that colonize rapidly to persist, .... Primary succession can occur in urban forests where, for example, surface soil and...

Ecosystem Succession: Cycles of Nature

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... is the process through which a natural community of plants and animals changes after a disturbance. ... Ecosystem Succession is Based on Ecological Disturbance ... Primary, Secondary and Cyclical Succession ... An example of this kind of succession is a forest recovering from a major forest fire or logging event. Cyclical ...

Succession in Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecosystems - Video ...

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Ecological succession is the term used to describe how an ecosystem gradually changes ... Primary succession is the type of succession that occurs when an area ... and then the process moves on to allow for the establishment of larger vegetation. ... After the disturbance, small plants would recover quickly, and eventually ...