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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Understanding the oceans, training in the past toxic atmosphere of the Earth, the dynamics of ecological succession, the impact (and is doing) climate change in our lives, limitations physics imposes developments or contingent nature of history (and of natural history), to mention only some very real phenomena are often treated fairly didactic and understandable to use, ultra fantastic plot of novel or film, the scientific and ecological background in the cases that will be presented.
Loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) is the dominant pine on more than 11 million ha in the southeastern United States (Baker and Langdon, 1990) and a key species in the ecological succession of old field habitat to upland forest in the coastal plain from Virginia southward (Spring et al.
Although the Plasmoporella-Clathrodictyon community dominates the framework of the first reef unit, the quantitative examination implies a subtle ecological succession, similar to successions described in other Ordovician and Silurian reefs (Walker & Alberstadt 1975).
Linking restoration and ecological succession // Springer Science Media, New York.
It will be useful to professionals who study ecological succession in disturbed areas, and to researchers who need to know the technical details of what must be done to restore the soil and plant cover of a toxic site and how long it will take.
How can ecological succession be recovered or stimulated in highly anthropogenically impacted ecosystems?
In Costa Rica all restoration strategies leave understory to natural ecological succession (or "unassisted restoration"), but the canopy establishment follows three major types: natural ecological succession ("do nothing restoration"), native plant species plantation, and introduced plant species plantation (like Cuppresus lusitanica) (Cusack & Montagnini 2004, Jimenez 2005, Murillo 2005, Bonilla et al.
Keywords: Floristic Quality Assessment, old-field, ecological succession, mean C, FQI, vegetation monitoring
These findings - based on samples collected for Edwards by US Navy deep sea submersible Alvin (famed for its exploration of the Titanic in 1986) - provide a rare example of ecological succession in microbes.
Natural ecological succession is cleaning up the old damage by loggers very nicely, thanks.
The high-resolution images acquired by commercial sensors such as IKONOS and QuickBird have shown potential for the mapping and monitoring of the forest dynamics, including studies on ecological succession (Clark et al.
I told them about snowshoes, owls, trees, forestry, ecological succession, black cherry burls, lichens, tornadoes, straight line winds, glaciers, ancient river valleys, groundwater movement, lake levels, animal hibernation, torpor, quinzee construction, winter camping, tracking, and probably a dozen other topics.

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