1) Explain the intermediate disturbance hypothesis as it relates to successional stages and species diversity. Your response should be at least 75 words in length.
2. Explain the difference between the organismal concept of communities and the individualistic continuum concept. Which do you think more accurately describes real communities, and why?Your response should be at least 200 words in length.
3. First describe three ways that nutrients can be lost from an ecosystem; then describe how nutrients are replaced in those systems. Your response should be at least 75 words in length.
4. Describe the effects of temperature, moisture, length of photosynthetic period, and nutrient availability on net primary productivity in terrestrial ecosystems. Give examples in your explanations.Your response should be at least 200 words in length.