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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Professor Lal Badshah Mahsud a botanist when contacted by reporter underlined that the area was confronting Plant Succession issue because of increasing wood cutting.
Students interested in the fields of botany and zoology presented projects regarding plant succession, growth hormone production and cloning, including cloning of rabbits.
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., 1994).
Therefore, the study of plant succession in this area is important and sorely needed.
Altered fire regimes affect landscape patterns of plant succession in the foothills and mountains of southern California.
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.
The resource ratio hypothesis of plant succession. Am.
Sheley and his colleagues based their work on another approach that proposed three general causes of plant succession: site availability, species availability, and species performance.