primary succession

noun

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  • Primary succession — is one of two types of ecological succession and biological succession of plant life, and occurs in an environment in which new substrate, devoid of vegetation and usually lacking soil, is deposited (for example a lava flow). (The other type of… …   Wikipedia

  • primary succession —   the colonization of a previously barren area by a plant community and its development to a climax community …   Geography glossary

  • Ecological succession — Succession after disturbance: a boreal forest one (left) and two years (right) after a wildfire. Ecological succession, is the phenomenon or process by which a community progressively transforms itself until a stable community is formed. It is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Connell–Slatyer model of ecological succession — Ecological succession can be understood as a process of changing species composition within a community due to an ecological disturbance, and varies largely according to the initial disturbance prompting the succession.[1] Joseph Connell and… …   Wikipedia

  • Secondary succession — is one of the two types of ecological succession of plant life. As opposed to primary succession, secondary succession is a process started by an event [cite web url=http://www.google.com/search?hl=en client=firefox a rls=com.mandriva:en… …   Wikipedia

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  • community ecology — Introduction       study of the organization and functioning of communities (community), which are assemblages of interacting populations of the species living within a particular area or habitat.       As populations of species interact with one …   Universalium

  • Historical ecology — is a research program that focuses on the intermingling of people and the environments in which they live. Rather than just looking at a quick snapshot, historical ecology involves studying and understanding this relationship in both time and… …   Wikipedia

  • Soils retrogression and degradation — in the French school of pedology are two regressive evolution processes associated with the loss of equilibrium of a stable soil. Retrogression is primarily due to erosion and corresponds to a phenomenon where succession reverts back to pioneer… …   Wikipedia

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