What Is Ecological Succession? - Definition, Types & Stages


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What are the three types of ecological succession?

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1. Primary succession describes a community that establishes in an area:

2. Which of the following is an R-selected species?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ecological succession is the concept of changes to an ecological community throughout time. This quiz and worksheet combination will test you on the different types of succession and species involved in this process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on:

  • R-selected and pioneer species
  • Three types of ecological succession
  • Successional species

Skills Practiced

You will have opportunities to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related ecological succession lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as pioneer and R-selected species
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the types of ecological succession

Additional Learning

Further your understanding by reviewing the accompanying lesson, What is Ecological Succession? - Definition, Types & Stages. This lesson will develop the following topics:

  • Idea of ecological succession and ecological communities
  • Reasons for ecological succession
  • Ecological succession stages
  • Ecological equilibrium