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How can an ecosystem recover after a natural disaster?

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May 25, 2011 4:56PM

This is a fairly broad question given that there are many kinds of natural disasters and many kinds of ecosystems to which such disasters may happen. But in general, life only needs a tiny toehold with which to start to regain its former abundance, and once this process begins, the ecosystem will normally start to heal in some way. However, some disasters are more destructive than others, and in some cases recovery is very slow.