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Unit 8D

Succession

TermDefinition
Habitat The natural home or environment of an organism.
Microhabitat A very small part of the environment that supports a distinct flora and fauna.
Succession The gradual process by which ecosystems change and develop over time.
Primary Succession Succession that involves formation of soil from a barren area.
Secondary Succession Succession that does not involve formation of soil.
Lichens A simple non-vascular slow-growing plant
Moss A simple non-vascular small plant that absorbs water and nutrients mainly though the leaves.
Rodent Small gnawing mammals distinguished by strong, constantly growing, incisors and no canine teeth. Ex: rats, mice, squirrels, porcupines
Shrub Small to medium sized perennial woody plant, also known as a bush.
Climax Ecological Stage Stage of an ecosystem with diversity including large trees and large animals.
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