Increased amounts of sunlight are able to reach the ground while the pioneer species are decomposing
Increased soil temperatures from decomposing pioneer species help tree seeds germinate more quickly
Increased amounts of decomposing pioneer species remove nutrients that tree seedlings need to grow and mature.
Increased amounts of soil from decomposing pioneer species allow plants with more extensive root systems to become established.
Reduce forest fires
To find BIG FOOT
Create more desirable plant growth
Species diversity is much greater in the ecosystem undergoing primary succession because that ecosystem is experiencing a longer period with a lack of competition for space.
No difference in species diversity exist because both ecosystems initially lack living organisms.
Species diversity is much greater in the ecosystem undergoing primary succession because the lack of soil provides a greater area for organisms to claim niches.
Species diversity is greater in the ecosystem undergoing secondary succession because the soil already contains seeds and spores of various species.
During the early stages of succession
During the late stages of succession
In the middle of succession