What do primary and secondary succession have in common?
Primary and secondary succession occur after both human and natural events that cause drastic change in the makeup of an area. Primary succession occurs in areas where there is no soil and secondary succession occurs in areas where there is soil. Primitive communities are common in areas undergoing primary succession.
What are the 4 steps of secondary succession?
An example of Secondary Succession by stages:An area of growth.A disturbance, such as a fire, starts.The fire destroys the vegetation.The fire leaves behind empty, but not destroyed soil.Grasses and other herbaceous plants grow back first.Small bushes and trees begin to colonize the public area.
What type of succession would take the longest and why?
Explanation: Secondary succession usually occurs faster than primary succession because the substrate is already present. In primary succession, there is no soil and it needs to form. This process takes time, as pioneer species must colonize the area, they must die, and as this happens over and over again, soil forms.