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Succession Graph Prediction

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"Fogel, Hannah, 1st Block, Biology." : Ecology Video Lecture Notes. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Mar. 2016. http://fogelh1stblockbio.blogspot.com/2014/09/ecology-video-lecture-notes.html.

Which statement is the BEST prediction of what would occur after location 6?

A

The ratio of each type of species represented by the lines on the graph would stay the same and never change because it is a climax community.

B

The community has yet to become a climax community and therefore, would still need to add more species.

C

The large trees will continue to dominate the community until most of the community is comprised of large, slow growth trees and few other species of trees.

D

The community is a climax community and the ratios of species will fluctuate slightly over time but maintain stability around the current ratio.

E

The community will immediately undergo disturbance again to ensure cycling of nutrients.