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When Succession Becomes Disrupted

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As an ecosystem transitions after a major disturbance to a climax community, which of the following answer(s) would you expect to happen?

I) Competition is reduced.
II) Ecosystems become more diverse and complex.
III) Biodiversity increases.
IV) Ecosystems mature through successional stages.

A

I, II.

B

I, II, III.

C

II, IV.

D

II, III, IV.

E

I, II, III, IV.