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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Considering that this plant species is important at initial phases of ecological succession and very attractive to birds, it is relevant to know that offering more fruits at the neighborhood scale enhances the frequency of bird frugivory events, a knowledge useful for managers aiming to attract frugivores and the seeds they carry to restoration areas where C.
The introduction of sheep dung stimulate growth of vegetation, contributing to the process of ecological succession in the degraded areas in the Experimental Farm of Unesp Ilha Solteira.
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.
The theory of ecological succession, whereby certain organisms move into and replace other organisms, structures Part Three.
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., 1974).
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).
As species disperse and interact with abiotic factors and other species, they can cause ecological succession, which also has feedbacks affecting still other species.
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.
Glacier foreland is considered as one of the most ideal places for examining ecological succession because it presents a temporal sequence of plants at a small spatial scale over a long period.

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