ecological succession

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(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

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Ecological succession as an aspect of structure in fossil communities.
Details of ecological succession vary from one geographic region to the next due to individualistic life histories of species in varying climates and competitive environments (Walker & Chapin 1987).
Ecological succession is the biological phenomenon whereby one form of life takes the place of another as conditions in an area change - a phenomenon well-documented in plants and animals.
Many of these areas being predominantly located on the northern slope, where there is high occurrence of fires and because of the lack of nearby matrices are no longer able to follow the natural process of ecological succession and remain infertile.
Helens for generations to come as ecological succession gradually restores the dense old-growth forests that covered the area before the eruption.
Among specific topics are demographic factors that set the stage for urban wildlife management, ecological succession, soil biota and their function, biotic effects of urbanization on stream ecology, remnant habitat patches, types of habitats found in and around landfills, urban coyotes, inviting everyone to the table, wildlife law, and mycotic diseases.
In my classes, I use the example of forensic entomological succession to illustrate the larger concept of ecological succession.
It is used to explain the ecological succession of facts as a step-way chain of behaviors, actions, reactions, changes and adaptations developed and afforded by living organisms through their adaptive physiological and psychological processes, whose functions and structures are seen as other than a mere teleological, creationist or vitalistic approach by any author.
Nematodes, as one of the best indicators within the soil biota, are closely related to soil environment and sensitive to soil environmental changes, and they could provide insights into ecological succession (Wasilewska 2006).
Ecological succession is conceptualized as the process by which a natural community moves from a relatively simple level of organization to a relatively more complex level of organization.
Ecological succession is the sequential replacement of one community type by another through a series of development stages.
In studies where recovery rates were investigated, most tracked recovery for a period of less than two years, which may not be long enough to evaluate the final outcome of ecological succession in disturbed habitat patches.
Ecological succession is defined as a non-seasonal, directional pattern of species change (Morin 1999).
It is reminiscent of the ecological succession which occurs when a pack of hunting dogs has made a kill.
Ecological succession, the "sequential change in vegetation and the animals associated with it" in a given ecosystem, is a key factor in ecological thought (Allaby 374).
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