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Moderate

Forest Fires

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Forests that experience fairly frequent but moderate (low-lying) forest fires have a greater species diversity than forests that experience no forest fires or forests that often experience severe, crown-burning forest fires.

This idea is referred to as the

A

Disturbance and Diversity Theory.

B

Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis.

C

Diversity Distribution Hypothesis.

D

Frequent Disturbance Hypothesis.

E

Moderate Disturbance Theory.