Essays Tagged: "lichens"

Woodland Succession in Britain Josh de Salles

evoid of life. The only type of life that can inhabit these areas are hardy pioneer species such as lichens or algae which are autotrophic and provide a base for food chains and food webs. These plant ... ure fluctuations - hot at night and cold at night and lack of water. Small insects live among these lichens in cracks in the rock such as ant, spring-tails and mites. These are either carnivorous or s ...

(7 pages) 28 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Ecosystem Succession Paper

Bay, AL, showed that following retreat of the glacier, the ground was first colonized by mosses and lichens, then dwarf willows, then alders, then Sitka spruce. After about 200 years, a stable spruce- ... some species actually improves the habitat for the species to follow (the activities of mosses and lichens provide for formation of soil particles). Often, the climax species both make conditions sui ...

(3 pages) 269 0 4.5 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


Very little plant life lives in taigas because very little sunlight penetrates through the trees.8. Lichens and Mosses are shrubs/plants that grow on the forest floor.9. The temperate forests are foun ...

(3 pages) 518 0 4.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry


is formed into a hard rock ground cover with no soil or vegetation on it.In the pioneer community, lichens are an important element on bare rock, which begins the process of primary succession. In or ... ment on bare rock, which begins the process of primary succession. In order to break apart the rock lichens secrete an acid which begins the process of soil formation. Lichens are possibly then replac ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

An essay on the flora and fauna of the Daintree forest

tial number are foundonly within its borders. There are many otherferns, orchids, palms, mosses and lichens.Over the last 200 years, human activity hasreduced the Daintree rainforest to one-®fth o ...

(3 pages) 9 0 3.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Concert Report

ey are commonly found in semi-terrestrial environments everywhere, and are easily found on moss and lichens. Cryptobiosis is a truly deathlike state and is used to reversibly suspend their metabolism. ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies