Ecosystems: change and challenge

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environment
the conditions under which plants and animals live
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microhabitats
small specific locations
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habitats
more specific locations with a particular set of conditions and appropriately adapted community
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zones
unit within biomes
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biomes
large areas cutting across continents yet each with its own characteristic types of fauna and flauna
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ecological niche
positions of an organism in its food chain
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plagioclimax community
succession which is maintained by management
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subclimax community
caused by natural interactions such as impeded drainage or regular deposition of fresh water sediment in an area which produces an interrupted succession
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sere
a stage of development
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monoclimax theory
simple progression towards the climatic climax community
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polyclimax theory
shows the more complex patterns of succession which is more realistic as it reflects variability
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small specific locations

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microhabitats

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more specific locations with a particular set of conditions and appropriately adapted community

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unit within biomes

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large areas cutting across continents yet each with its own characteristic types of fauna and flauna

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