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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PROTECT THE SEEDLINGSWhile sowing, the farmer should consider the germination percentage and succession rate of 20 per cent hence should plant in the seedbed 108,000 seeds equivalent to approximately half-a-kilo.The seeds should then be covered lightly and mulching done to prevent splash erosion.
Opportunities for young people have fallen off a cliff and the age of the average farmer has risen sharply to 59 as the succession rate plummets and new entrants struggle to get a foothold.
When we discuss Third Generation (3G) services in Pakistan, especially its succession rate, we can say launching services for the sake of launching and global market equilibrium will definitely not worth it - if this service does not give a return.
In the 1960s -- the emergence phase -- researchers focused their attention on four major themes (16 studies): successor origin, organization size and succession rate, succession rate and post-succession performance, and succession contingencies.
When exploring the consequences of succession, researchers focused predominately on the relationship between succession rate and subsequent performance (e.g., Eitzen & Yetman, 1972; McEachern, 1975; Allen, Panian & Lotz, 1979).
For CEOs 63 years and under, the subsample includes 1,843 CEO-years and 129 succession events, for an average succession rate of 7.0 percent.
He attributed this low succession rate after transplanting to unreliable rainfall and inadequate time to do the watering since the venture is a side hustle for him.
Overall, financial services firms were the safest for CEOs with an overall 8.6 percent succession rate in 2002 and a five-year average of 6.6 percent.