primary succession


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primary succession

n.
The ecological succession of plant and animal communities in a disturbed area where no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow.
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However, no information is available on the invertebrate primary succession in the wastes of oil shale industry including alkaline semi-coke residues or in the residues mix of limestone and oil shale.
The heaps of oil shale mining wastes consist of pure substrate open to primary succession and constitute possible habitats for soil invertebrates.
and primary succession of soil communities may indicate the ecological functioning of revegetated residue and can be used for monitoring the success in restoration.
Primary Succession and Ecosystem Rehabilitation // Cambridge University Press.
Her studies indicate that in the southeastern United States, willows and other primary succession trees growing along streambanks have lower tensile strength levels.
2001) reported that nficrobial community composition changed with primary succession from shore to inland forest.
2001) studied the changes in the microbial community composition through primary succession from the shore to inland forest and also reported that the fungal-to-bacterial ratio tended to increase with succession.
During primary succession on volcanic substrates, Morris and Wood (1989) measured both interfering and facilitating mechanisms by which Lupinus lepidus interacted with secondary invaders, but they concluded that the net effect of lupine was facilitative.
Nurse-plant relationships also appear to be more common during the early stages of primary succession than during later stages (Chapin et al.
Development of vegetation in levelled quarry spoil follows primary succession.
In our study, development of vegetation cover represented primary succession in site A1 and that on former arable land (B1, B2) represented secondary succession.