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Kristen! Group Title

After a rather large volcanic eruption in the South Pacific, a new group of islands has formed where land previously had not existed. Over the next several years, some small plants start to grow and populate the island. These plants give way to small shrubs and trees that provide habitat for sea birds. This is an example of _____. wetlands primary succession secondary succession climax community

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  1. myininaya Group Title
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    Did you look up each one of those terms to see which one best fits?

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  2. Kristen! Group Title
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    It could be secondary succession because it starts with fire

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  3. myininaya Group Title
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wetland http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primary_succession http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secondary_succession http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climax_community ----- I read a little about each of these.... And... I think you are close.

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  4. Kristen! Group Title
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    primary ?

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  5. myininaya Group Title
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    That is my opinion. Did you read the example given for Primary succession on that link?

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  6. myininaya Group Title
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    This isn't my area of expertise. Just trying to help.

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  7. Kristen! Group Title
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    Yes

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  8. Kristen! Group Title
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    "A good example of primary succession takes place after a volcano has erupted." from that wiki site :D

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  9. myininaya Group Title
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    But...you may be right. I think it is either primary or secondary (and I don't mean both).

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  10. myininaya Group Title
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    You know what. Secondary succession is what happens after the event and your paragraph above it is explaining what is happening after the volcano eruption.

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    "Secondary succession is one of the two types of ecological succession of plant life. As opposed to the first, primary succession, secondary succession is a process started by an event[1] (e.g. forest fire, harvesting, hurricane) that reduces an already established ecosystem (e.g. a forest or a wheat field) to a smaller population of species, and as such secondary succession occurs on preexisting soil whereas primary succession usually occurs in a place lacking soil. Simply put, secondary succession is the succession that occurs after the initial succession has been disrupted and some plants and animals still exist. It is usually faster than primary succession as: Soil is already present, so there is no need for pioneer species; Seeds, roots and underground vegetative organs of plants may still survive in the soil." Upon reading this though, it sounds like in your paragraph you have above it has actually gotten passed the secondary succession. What do you think?

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  12. myininaya Group Title
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    It said some plants and animals still exist. It sounds like you have sever plants existing.

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  13. myininaya Group Title
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    several*

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  14. myininaya Group Title
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    Hmmm....Let me see if we can find a person with a second opinion. I'm not totally sure. I don't think it is primary succession for sure after further reading.

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  15. goformit100 Group Title
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    @myininaya you are correct.

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  16. myininaya Group Title
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    Okay Kristen! I think your first guess is right. lol.

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  17. Kristen! Group Title
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    oh cool thanks

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  18. Kristen! Group Title
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    looking at the wiki more I think it is to

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  19. myininaya Group Title
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    It sounds like you don't have a climax community (because we don't really have a lot in our community) and it doesn't sound like a primary succession (because we are passed the volcano event). I don't think we have the wetland thing because we don't a lot of water mentioned. So that leaves with your first guess.

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  20. myininaya Group Title
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    Actually there is no mention of water.

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  21. Kristen! Group Title
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    It would make the most sense Thanks for the Help and the wikis

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  22. myininaya Group Title
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    NP. I tried. I think I learned a little by trying helping you. :)

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  23. Kristen! Group Title
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    Haha yeah xD

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  24. UnkleRhaukus Group Title
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    This is an example of primary succession the small plants are succeeded by shrubs and trees

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    This is primary succession because plants never grew there before because the islands were just formed. Secondary succession is when plants were there and something happens that kills the plant life that was previously there and starts growing new plants. Confusing huh ? Primary is when plants start growing there for the very first time. Secondary is when plants are just being replaced.

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