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Why do different areas have different climax community?
Climax is determined by the regional climate. The processes of succession and modification of environment overcome the effects of differences in topography, parent material of the soil, biotic factor and other factor. The whole area would be covered with uniform plant community.
Do all ecosystems reach climax community?
Yes. While there is no universal formula to form a climax community, this stage in particular is relative to the immediate environment. For example, the area surrounding Glacier Bay in Alaska has assumed climax status. Climax status can be determined by community stability.
What is another name for a climax community?
Abbreviations: Afs, Abandoned farmland stage; Hs, herbaceous community stage; Ss, shrub community stage; Pas, pioneering arbour community stage; Mfs, mixed forest community stage; Cs, climax community stage.
Are climax communities rare?
A climax community is rare because it has reached ecological equilibrium, and in reality, most ecosystems are quite dynamic and vulnerable to change. However, if after a long period of time, the community has, in fact, reached equilibrium, the community may be recognized as a climax community.
What are three characteristics of climax community?
Everything in the climax community is stable and balanced. The niches are filled. The species are consistent in kind and number. The overall biomass stays about the same.
What are the 3 Factors that change the climax community?
Along with this change in elevation, temperature and soil conditions will also change. Different permutations and combinations arise with just these three factors (3×3=9), resulting in the possibility that any number of climax communities out of the possible 9 can occur in that area simultaneously.
How long does a climax community last?
A climax community is the final stage of succession, remaining relatively unchanged until destroyed by an event such as fire or human interference. See more at succession.
What is an example of a climax community?
A climax community is one that has reached the stable stage. When extensive and well defined, the climax community is called a biome. Examples are tundra, grassland, desert, and the deciduous, coniferous, and tropical rain forests.
Why do most ecosystems never reach climax community?
Soil is already in place, so pioneer species include small plants such as grasses. Most ecosystems are disturbed too often to attain a final, stable climax community.
What happens when a climax community is reached?
A climax community refers to a stable ecosystem in its final stage of ecological succession. In a climax community, the plants and animals are in balance with each other and their environment. It remains this way unless destroyed or disrupted, as by a fire.