Ecosystems Change Over Time
Ecosystems and their residents appear to stay the same, but are actually undergoing very gradual, although sometimes dramatic changes over time.
- Workbook p40-43
Things you should know after today:
- What are natural selection and adaptive radiation? How are they related?
- What is an ecological niche
- What is meant by "mature or climax community"
- What are examples of a pioneer species? What is the role of a pioneer species during primary succession?
- What is the difference between primary and secondary succession?
- What kinds of events can lead to primary succession vs secondary succession?