plagioclimax


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plagioclimax

(ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈklaɪmæks)
n
(Environmental Science) ecology the climax stage of a community, influenced by man or some other outside factor
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Further intensified burning and cultivation produced a 'plagioclimax (or disclimax)' of shorter grasses.