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Title Work

Title No: 19764

Title: Succession: from sand dune to forest

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film


1987 (Release)

1987 (Copyright)

Original Summary:
"Ecological succession is the process by which a given area changes slowly until it becomes a stable community. This film shows how a sand dune becomes a forest. The process begins as a lake deposits sand on its banks and a middle beach is formed. Pioneer grasses take root in the sand, and are followed by cottonwoods, pines, oaks, and finally the climax beech-maple forest. A climax community will reproduces itself indefinitely unless it is disturbed." - Summary from the Teaching Guide.

"Explains that succession is the process by which a given area changes slowly and continuously until it finally becomes a stable community. Shows one of the earliest and most thoroughly studies examples of this process, emphasizing the general principles involved and describing interesting details. Filmed at the southern end of Lake Michigan." - Summary from WorldCat.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 13 min 

Genres: Educational

Subjects: Ecology; Afforestation

Production CompanyEncyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Distribution CompanyEncyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
WriterHill, Andrew

Items x2

19764-1Safety Film : Viewing print 
19764-2Safety Film : Viewing print 

Contained By x1

Title NoTitle
4819St. Louis Public Schools educational film library