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Ecosystems in the British Isles ­ Change through time

Key
Wo r
ds :
Sere ­ a
p lant
success ion
Seral progression ­ t
h e
mo ve f
rom one ser
e to
another
Seral stage ­ a stage w i
thin
a ser
e
Climatic climax vegetation…

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o Plagioclimax community:
Thi
s
is
w her
e t
he
resul
tant
communi
ty
has
been
perma nen t
l
y
inf
luenced
by
huma ns.
For examp l
e,
by
burning
or gr
azing.
o Secondary succession: if
the
arr
e st
ing
fact
ors ar
e r…

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I
s one
of
the
maj
or
component
s of
t
he
veget
ati
on
on
the
Bri
ti
sh
Isl
e,
especi
all
y i
n t
he
upl
and ar
eas.




From Oak Trees to Heather Moorland:
1. Aft
er
the I
c e Age the pr
ima…

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Steam fl
ow s
int
o shal
low
pon ds
or
lakes s edimen t
s e nri
ches wat
er wi
th
nutr
ient
s a l
gae and mo sses
start
t
o grow w at
er
li
li
es,
pond weed and submerged
plant
s t
hey…

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