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"From the Ted Talk by Eric Sanderson: New York -- before the City"

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So, we bulit a model that explains where those fields might have been. And the old fields, the sinccoseusal fields that go. And we might think of these as abandoned. But, in fact, they're grassland habitats for grassland birds and plants. And they have become successional shrub lands, and these then mix in to a map of all the ecological communities. And it turns out that Manhattan had 55 different esyotcesm types. You can think of these as neighborhoods, as disiinttcve as TriBeCa and the ueppr East Side and Inwood — that these are the forest and the wetlands and the marine communities, the beaches.

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So, we _____ a model that explains where those fields might have been. And the old fields, the ____________ fields that go. And we might think of these as abandoned. But, in fact, they're grassland habitats for grassland birds and plants. And they have become successional shrub lands, and these then mix in to a map of all the ecological communities. And it turns out that Manhattan had 55 different _________ types. You can think of these as neighborhoods, as ___________ as TriBeCa and the _____ East Side and Inwood — that these are the forest and the wetlands and the marine communities, the beaches.

Solution

  1. upper
  2. successional
  3. ecosystem
  4. built
  5. distinctive

Original Text

So, we built a model that explains where those fields might have been. And the old fields, the successional fields that go. And we might think of these as abandoned. But, in fact, they're grassland habitats for grassland birds and plants. And they have become successional shrub lands, and these then mix in to a map of all the ecological communities. And it turns out that Manhattan had 55 different ecosystem types. You can think of these as neighborhoods, as distinctive as TriBeCa and the Upper East Side and Inwood — that these are the forest and the wetlands and the marine communities, the beaches.

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Important Words

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