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1 Managing Succession – A Case Study L.O: to explain why managing succession can help conservation Starter: Why do we need to conserve species?

2 Managing Succession – A Case Study Why do we need to conserve species? Rely on them! (food, shelter, medicines) Climate Change Interdependence of Species Ecotourism Right thing to do!

3 Managing Succession Human activities can have positive and negative impacts on succession. When humans intentionally stop an area from developing into a climax community, it is called a plagioclimax. Sometimes, because of endangered species on ‘BAP’ list

4 Case Study – Scottish Moorlands Managing succession to conserve heather

5 Case Study – Scottish Moorlands Managing succession to conserve heather

6 Research on the internet each of the practices below to explain how it helps to conserve heather: Grazing Managed Fires Coppicing Tree Felling and Removal Herbicide use on Bracken Controlling invasive species (e.g. rhododendron) Case Study – Scottish Moorlands


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