Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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Chapter 54 - 54.3 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

Species diversity would decline.

Work Step by Step

This is a shift from intermediate to low disturbance levels, which on its own means a decline from higher to lower levels of species diversity. We can arrive here logically as well. Knowing that fires make plants that would otherwise not be able to grow more competitive by temporarily altering the scene in their favor, removing this event would stifle this process.
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