Imagine a barren land where once existed a forest. Due to deforestation and fire in that forest, all the species got extinct. A new species came, colonized and expanded in this forest. What kind of succession pattern did this species follow?

Category: QuestionsImagine a barren land where once existed a forest. Due to deforestation and fire in that forest, all the species got extinct. A new species came, colonized and expanded in this forest. What kind of succession pattern did this species follow?
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Imagine a barren land where once existed a forest. Due to deforestation and fire in that forest, all the species got extinct. A new species came, colonized and expanded in this forest. What kind of succession pattern did this species follow?
 
(a) Primary succession
 
(b) Climax succession
 
(c) Tertiary succession
 
(d) Secondary succession
 
The question was posed to me in a job interview.
 
This is a very interesting question from Ecological Succession in division Ecosystem of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 3 months ago

Right choice is (d) Secondary succession
 
To explain: The species in the above example follow a secondary succession. A biological succession occurring in the barren area where there, once life existed is known as secondary succession.