Sand dune succession

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Embryo dune
youngest/smallest dune
1 of 12
Foredunes
larger than embryo dunes
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Yellow dunes
reach up to 5m tall
3 of 12
Grey dunes
mature dunes - 10m tall
4 of 12
Dune slack
depression between the dunes
5 of 12
Blow out
channels through the dunes
6 of 12
Xerophytic
plants that can survive in dry conditions, without water
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Halophytic
tolerant of saline/salty conditions
8 of 12
Climax community
plant community which is in equilibrium, all the ecological niches are filled and so there are no further changes
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Plagioclimax community
plant community permanently arrested by human activity
10 of 12
Psammosere
succession through a sand dune system
11 of 12
Succession
the gradual change in plant and animal species over time
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Card 2

Front

larger than embryo dunes

Back

Foredunes

Card 3

Front

reach up to 5m tall

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

mature dunes - 10m tall

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

depression between the dunes

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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