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4th grade science

maritime forest ecology

canopy the uppermost branchy layer of a forest
climax community a stable, long established community organisms that tends not to change with time
community populations of all species that occupy a particular habitat and interact within that habitat
dune ridge upland ridges originally formed from sand dunes on relic beaches
epiphyte a plant that lives on another plant
maritime forest the forest by the sea that are characterized by live oaks, palms, and palmettos
microclimate the essentially uniform local climate of a small habitat
pioneer plants plants capable of establishing themselves in a bare area and initiating an ecological cycle
salt-sheering pruning of tree limbs, buds, and leaves the salt carried in the sea breezes
slough freshwater areas ranging from temporary ponds to permanent swamps and freshwater marshes; those on barrier islands are typically formed in swales where the surface of the ground is close to the water table
succession the changes in species composition that lead to a climax community
swales low area between dune ridges
understory the plants of a forest that grow low to the ground
Created by: Hannah_grace_h