ecological succession

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Noun1.ecological succession - (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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Prescribed burning helps to create various stages of plant succession, which is critical to the health of fire-adapted ecosystems.
Secondary plant succession and vegetation recovery in two western Great Basin Desert ghost towns.
Woodlands grade into shrubland in drier conditions or in early stages of plant succession.
The recovery of soils within these degraded areas may occur through the facilitation of processes of natural plant succession (KAGEYAMA et al.
The Mana Pools are former channels of the Zambezi River, and ongoing geological processes present a good example of erosion and deposition by a large seasonal river including a clear pattern of plant succession on its alluvial deposits.
Early plant succession on abandoned cropland in the Central Basin of Tennessee.
This model held that site-specific ecological processes strongly influence plant succession dynamics and that these processes in turn are modified by natural and management-imposed factors that affect plant establishment and long-term vegetation change.
Liu X, Yang J (2005) Application of macrofauna as bioindicators of artificial plant succession in Shapotou region.
Development, shifts in land use, woody plant succession, and encroachment of invasive plants contribute to the loss or alteration of bog turtle habitat.
And then we had a lovely case with a man who worked for the forestry department, and he had his degree in plant succession.