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Succession. Primary Succession The establishment and development of an ecosystem in an area that was previously uninhabited Lichens and mosses Grasses.

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1 Succession

2 Primary Succession The establishment and development of an ecosystem in an area that was previously uninhabited Lichens and mosses Grasses And small shrubs Large shrubs and small trees Large trees

3 Surtsey: A Case Study The island of Surtsey formed by volcanic eruption off of the coast of Iceland during the period from

4 Surtsey – Post Eruption

5 Surtsey Today

6 Secondary Succession The recovery of a damaged ecosystem in an area where the soil was left intact Fireweed Sequoia seedling

7 Case Study: Yellowstone National Park 1988 – Devastating forest fires burn much of Yellowstone National Park. Photo: National Parks Service

8 Yellowstone National Park 1988 – Park map showing areas (1.6 million acres) burned by the series of fires.

9 Yellowstone National Park 1988 fires – The immediate aftermath. Photo: National Parks Service

10 Yellowstone National Park One year after the fires Note the appearance of fireweed Photo: National Parks Service

11 Yellowstone National Park Ten years after the fires (1998) Photo: National Parks Service

12 Yellowstone National Park Twenty years after the fires (2008)

13 Case Study - Chernobyl In April, 1986, a nuclear power plant in the former USSR experienced a core meltdown and a catastrophic release of radioactivity into the environment.

14 Chernobyl Surrounding towns and villages had to be immediately, permanently abandoned.

15 Chernobyl – Twenty Years Later

16 Pripyat town square.

17 Chernobyl – Twenty Years Later Pripyat Soccer Stadium opened in 1986.

18 Chernobyl – Twenty Years Later A local highway.


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