secondary succession


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secondary succession

n.
The ecological succession of plant and animal communities in a disturbed area where topsoil has been retained, as in an area that has been recently burned by fire.
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The resulting transformation of predominant landscapes has been that of species-rich mature forests to secondary succession with dominance of babassu palms, to pasture or croplands containing palms at various densities.
Invasion of trees and secondary succession on the New Jersey Piedmont.
(2.) Later In this article, I point out that a description of a forest in The Conjure Woman reveals a pattern of reforestation that ecologists term "secondary succession," the process of a forest growing up from an abandoned field.
Mr Burnell said Mr Griffiths did not satisfy the criteria for secondary succession because his mother was secondary successor as stated in the Housing Act 1985.
Secondary succession has been thoroughly studied, especially within old fields (e.g., Gleason 1928, Egler 1954, Connell and Slatyer 1977, Tilman 1987, Bazzaz 1990).
By including abandoned agricultural fields succeeding to forest, we did not limit our definition of secondary succession to the "pure" case suggested by Vitousek et al.
Two of the five communities, representing "early secondary succession," are meadows.
However, currently, there are only a few small and isolated forest fragments of this biome, which are in different stages of secondary succession (Ribeiro et al., 2009).
Moreover, they contribute to the deposition of seeds in disturbed habitats (Wunderle, 1997) and initiation of secondary succession (Charles-Dominique, 1986).
Many studies report that secondary succession can recover the properties of degraded soil and maintain soil fertility (Feldpausch et al.
It is also the main seed provider for the regeneration of natural gaps (BAIDER et al., 1999; DALLING et al., 1997; GARWOOD, 1989; SAULEI; SWAINE, 1988) and for areas in early stages of secondary succession (BAIDER et al., 1999; FENNER, 1985).
Vegetation composition of a mature brushland, a replanted habitat and an unaided secondary succession site (fallow field) were examined at one locale in the LRGV in 1999.