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Which is the best synonym for catastrophic?
The permanent displacement of organisms would be an example of a
long term effect of a natural disaster.
short term effect of a natural disaster.
What is the relationship between ecological succession and equilibrium in an ecosystem?
Ecological succession helps maintain equilibrium in an ecosystem.
Ecological succession prevents ecosystems from ever reaching equilibrium.
There is no relationship between ecological succession and equilibrium.
Ecological succession and equilibrium are the same thing
A hurricane hits a coastal prairie and destroys the habitat. Years later there is an appearance of small plants with rapidly spreading roots on newly formed coastal sand dunes. This vegetation describes--
What is the main difference between primary and secondary succession?
primary begins with soil formation and secondary starts with soil intact
primary is the first stage and secondary is the second stage
primary builds plant communities and secondary builds animal communities
primary occurs after natural disasters and secondary occurs after disturbances to the ecosystem
Which of the following correctly matches the catastrophic event with its impact?
Heavy flooding increases the number of species in an area.
A tornado causes seawater to move onto the coast.
A hurricane increases erosion and makes a beach smaller.
A wildfire increases the number of habitats for organisms.