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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In abandoned fields, old field succession starts with annual weeds, then perennials and grasses to short life cycle fast growing woody species (Tilman, 1986; Symonides, 1988).
Early old field succession on bottomlands in southeastern Indiana.
We addressed the primary question, the importance of allelopathy in determining the success of and impact of goldenrods in old field succession, in two ways.
Although Schizachyrium scoparium is a dominant species of mature dry sand prairies in Illinois, it is not found in the early stages of old field succession.