If we were to take a look at all the living things that interact and do not in a given physical area, we would have an ecological community. Over time and throughout history these living things and even the surrounding physical environment that they inhabit have been known to undergo a series of changes. The process by which that occurs is called ecological succession. Ecological succession is most often brought upon a region by natural disasters such as wildfires or huge storms, but changes in weather or living things can also slowly progress this process into a region. The is a natural development as to how living things make these changes starts with small livings things slowly inhabiting an area.
These worksheets will help students understand all the intricacies of ecological successions. Students will learn how they are predictable and have a cyclic nature. We will look at the work of several scientists that help us better understand how nature interacts and affects one another. We also look at how humans have had a hand in accelerating these nature process or turning them completely upside down.