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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Entbuschung (as well as removal of invasive neophytes) of dry sites with woody plant succession and preparing the surface for subsequent grazing for permanent backup of open land habitats;
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.
Thus, an important question is not necessarily can habitat be managed for early successional bird species (Yahner 2003), but how soon after management must habitat be manipulated further to ensure adequate early successional habitat is available due to loss via plant succession.
This strongly supports a correlation between observed macroscopic plant succession and microscopic plant succession in the fossil record.
inner park, a model of plant succession, were dedicated.
2002) and Sternberg (2003) have assessed success of TPWD and USFWS revegetation efforts in accelerating plant succession and in achieving similar composition and structure as native woodlands, but there is no published information on animal communities of replanted tracts in the LRGV.
Another way to increase the productiveness of the vegetable plot is to plant succession crops on ground vacated by early maturing vegetables.