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Ecosystems are not fixed, but constantly change with time. This change is called
succession.
Different species of plants naturally colonise a habitat in a predictable order, until finally
a stable community is reached, called the climax community.
Each plant species in turn changes its environment (e.g. by creating deeper soil,…

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After a forest fire or where a forest has been cut down by humans.
Feature
The non-living environment becomes hostile
Soil forms, more nutrients available and more plentiful A greater number and variety of
habitats Increase biodiversity Increased biodiversity As different species occupy these
habitats More complex food webs Lead…

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Ecosystems are not fixed, but constantly change with time. This change is called
succession.
Different species of plants naturally colonise a habitat in a predictable order, until finally
a stable community is reached, called the climax community.
Each plant species in turn changes its environment (e.g. by creating deeper soil,…

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After a forest fire or where a forest has been cut down by humans.
Feature
The non-living environment becomes hostile
Soil forms, more nutrients available and more plentiful A greater number and variety of
habitats Increase biodiversity Increased biodiversity As different species occupy these
habitats More complex food webs Lead…

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