1. Nothing in nature is static – disturbance is the main driving force behind succession
a. DEF: succession
QUESTION : Anyone know some examples of succession?
~ Recently cooled volcanic islands
~ Sand dunes
~ Rubble remaining from retreating glacier
~ Burned forest
b. DEF: Primary, Secondary
2. Because of succession, animals and plants must adapt
a. DEF: adaptation
QUESTION : Who has an example of adaptation in an animal…a plant?
~ Thorns on plants discourage herbivores from eating them
~ Chemicals that make plants distasteful/harmful to herbivores
~ Spots on newborn fawn
b. Examples related to fire adaptations
~ Tree's ability to with stand fire (extra thick bark to protect “inner organs” of tree)
~ Seeds that only germinate after intense heat
~ RCW's build homes in longleaf/loblolly b/c these species are less likely to burn down when fire sweeps through
3. What do you know about forest fires? Anything and everything .
~ Fire Triangle – O2, heat, fuel
~ DEMO (hands-on)
QUESTION : Other factors? Causes of fires?
~ Relative humidity
4. Consequences of Fire
QUESTION : How do we as a nation think about fire? Good, bad, indifferent? ( Bambii , Smokey)