Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities


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Which of the following events is likely to precede primary succession?

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1. The chaparral biome is characterized by what?

2. A chaparral plant that is usually only seen in the first couple of years after a fire is also called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can assess your understanding of ecological succession through these assessments. The quiz tests you on the differences between primary and secondary ecological succession and the features of various ecological succession examples.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you will be tested over your comprehension of:

  • The differences between primary and secondary succession
  • The features of a chaparral biome
  • Examples of ecological succession
  • What a climax community is

Skills Practiced

This assessment will enhance the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as chaparral biome and climax community
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as primary succession and secondary succession
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about changing ecosystems

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Ecological Succession: From Pioneer to Climax Communities to achieve the following objectives:

  • Define ecological succession
  • Understand chaparral ecosystems
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary succession
  • Understand the sequence of community development in primary succession