Succession in ecological education

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Abstract

As complex and dynamic systems, wetlands offer the opportunity to investigate and incorporate the ecological concept of succession in educational settings. For example, the well-known, classic hydrosere concept is illustrated in numerous ecology and life-science textbooks. In this chapter, the drawbacks of using the hydrosere successional concept are assessed, and two examples of using wetlands to illustrate the process of succession for educational purposes are described. In each case, the premise and approach is that students best “learn ecology by doing ecology.”

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Succession in ecological education
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_6
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher Springer
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, National Wetlands Research Center
Description 7 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title The wetland book: Structure and function, management, and methods
First page 47
Last page 53