National Parks in the History of Science: Plant Succession (Video)

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In the 1890s the dunes now protected as Indiana Dunes National Park hosted the first research on plant succession. That research helped establish ecology as a science, made succession an enduring concept, and explains why you mow your lawn.

Part of a series of articles titled Parks in Science History.

Indiana Dunes National Park

Last updated: August 29, 2022