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Forest Ecology
This tutorial discusses the concept of forest succession, the stages of development which forest plants follow as they grow or re-grow following an event such as a forest fire or insect infestation. Topics include the role of pioneer species, the transition to longer-lived plants such as lodgepole pine, Douglas fir, and subalpine fir, and the transition to climax species such as cedars, hemlocks and spruce. There is also a discussion of the lifespan of climax forests and the wildlife species that inhabit the forest in each stage of succession. A quiz and glossary are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Middle (6-8)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Tutorial
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
Subject:
  • Ecology
  • Forestry
Technical requirements:
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-538
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • K-4:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • C - Life science:
        • Characteristics of organisms
        • Organisms and environments
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • C - Life science:
        • Population and ecosystems
        • Structure and function in living systems
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Systems, order, and organization
      • C - Life science:
        • Interdependence of organisms
        • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Global Forest Science
http://www.globalforestscience.org/homepage_flash.html