The process of change in plant communities.
the orderly process of change from a pioneer community to a climax community.
The replacement of one plant community by another until ecological stability (climax forest) is achieved. For example, an abandoned farm, if left to nature, would gradually go through different stages of vegetative cover and finally reach the climax forest stage after 100 or more years (cf. Climax Forest).
The slow progressive change in the species composition, and structural characteristics of a specific area.
A concept borrowed from ecology and used in Human Ecology to describe the process of spatial change whereby one group moves into (invades) the area occupied by another group and succeeds it.
The growth of a plant community from its start to its "climax stage," which is where the community achieves stability and is no longer changing. Grasses and forbs generally "succeed" into shrubs, for instance, which change into forests. Timberline: the elevation in a mountainous region above which trees do not grow
The orderly progression of changes in a community composition that occurs during development of vegetation in any area from initial colonisation to the attainment of the climax typical of a particular geographic area
A series of natural changes that occur in an ecological community over time â€“ for example, the changes that occur as a piece of bare ground eventually turns into a forest.
The things that follow each other in sequence. For an ecosystem, it is the unidirectional change created as competing organisms and (especially) the plants respond to and modify the environment. For example, an open field would have a development from weeds to grass to forest community, in that order.
Complex processes producing a gradual directional change in the structure and species composition of ecosystems at a particular site.
in all natural environments a dominant species is replaced by another. Example: weeds, grass, shrubs, trees. Example 2: molds (sugar eating), mushrooms (cellulose eating).
the processes in an ecosystem where one plant community changes to another - it will eventually lead to a stable climax ecosystem
The process of replacing one plant community with another over time (that is, alder to Douglas-fir to Western hemlock).
1) Change in vegetation (tree species) over time. Often following a disturbance 2)Natural replacement of one plant community by another over time (1)
The more or less predictable changes in the composition of communities following a natural or human disturbance. For example, after a gap is made in a forest by logging, clearing, fire, or treefall, the initial (or "pioneer") species are often fast-growing and shade-intolerant. These species are eventually replaced by shade-tolerant species that can grown beneath the pioneers. If a community is not further disturbed, the outcome of the successional sequence may be a so-called climax community whose composition is unchanging. In practice, many communities are frequently disturbed and may never reach a climax composition.
The process by which vegetation recovers following a disturbance or initially develops on an unvegetated site.
used here to describe forest communities; the natural evolution (or cycle) of birth, growth, maturity, and death
In ecology, the gradual, sequential series of changes in species composition of a community following a disturbance.
The gradual replacement of one community of plants by another (e.g., an abandoned field ultimately becomes a forest again).
The natural replacement, in time, of one plant community with another. Conditions of the prior plant community (or successional stage) create conditions that are favorable for the establishment of the next stage.
The progressive development of regeneration toward its highest ecological expression, the climax forest.
unidirectional change in the composition of an ecosystem as the available competing organisms and especially the plants respond to and modify the environment Mississippi: Early Logging
the gradual replacement of one plant community with another due to environmental changes.
planning for a change in business ownership
(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
A term that may refer to either plants or animals, succession is a progressive series of changes in the plant and animal life of a community from initial colonization to the establishment of a climax or final stage in which the plant or animal attains equilibrium with the environment.
the orderly, gradual, and continuous change in species composition and community structure over time.
the progression from initial colonization of an area by a species to the climax community.
The gradual, predictable replacement of one community by another. The community itself creates the conditions that lead to its replacement by another community. Succession ends with the climax community.
The orderly and predictable replacement of one plant community by another through time.
the process in which communities of plant and animal species in a particular area are replaced over time by a series of different and usually more complex communities; when no previous vegetation exists on a site, the process is called primary succession; when a site supported vegetation previously but was disturbed, the process is called secondary succession.
replacement of one community by another; often progresses to a stable terminal community called the climax
The temporal changes of plant and animal populations and species in an area that has been disturbed.
A series of stages (cf. sera) in which different plants and animals colonize an area following some kind of disturbance. The final stage of the succession is called the "climax", but various disturbances may prevent the vegetation from attaining its potential climax. The Fynbos, Grassland and Savanna Biomes have a "fire-climax", in which fire prevents the succession from progressing to forest, in suitable habitats.
The slow process of change from one type of plant community to another. An example from North Cascades lowland forests is the progression, over hundreds of years, from Douglas-fir seedlings that colonize an area after a fire to an ancient forest of giant western hemlocks and red-cedars. Fires, blowdowns, floods and other changes cause nearly constant interruptions in the long succession process.
in an ecological community, the sequence of changes as one set of species succeeds another
A predictable natural pattern of changing conditions and species over time.
A predictable process of changes in structure and composition of plant and animal communities over time. Conditions of the prior plant communities or successional stage create conditions that are favorable for the establishment of the next stage. The different stages of succession are often referred to as seral stages.
a process of gradual change in which one wildlife community replaces another
the gradual change of plant and animal communities in an ecosystem
A predictable ordering of a dominance of a species or groups of species following the opening of an environment to biological colonization.
the natural, orderly change in plant and animal communities that occurs over time when a new environment is created or an existing environment is changed.
This is the process by which one community of plants and animals is gradually replaced by another. It is reasonably directional and hence to a certain extent, predictable (e.g. bare ground pioneer weed species grassland scrub woodland). Succession occurs because the original community modifies the physical environment in some way, making it more favourable for a different set of species. The first stage in a succession is termed the pioneer stage. Succession will then proceed through various other stages (seres), until a climax (or final) stage) is reached. The climax community is in equilibrium with the physical environment and succession proceeds no further. The length of each stage in a succession and its direction (i.e. the final climax community), will depend on local environmental conditions.
The replacement of one plant and/or animal species over time by another in progressive development toward climax vegetation.
The process of vegetational development whereby an area becomes successively occupied by different plant communities of higher ecological order.
the natural, gradual process of change on a site from one vegetation community to another
The progressive replacement of plant communities on an ecological site that leads to the climax plant community. primary succession entails simultaneous successions of soil from parent material and vegetation Secondary succession occurs following disturbances on sites that previously supported vegetation, and entails plant succession on a more natural soil.
the gradual replacement of one plant community by another through natural processes over time.
( Ecol.). The gradual replacement of one community by another in the development of vegetation towards a climax; succession is "primary" on sites which have previously not borne vegetation and "secondary" after destruction of whole or part of original vegetation ( BCFT). See also Development of vegetation.
the gradual supplanting of one community of plants by another, the sequence of communities being termed a sere and each stage seral.
The gradual alteration of an area of vegetation changing by more or less natural processes, usually involving the arrival and decline of species.
the natural series of replacements of one plant community (and the associated fauna) by another over time and in the absence of disturbance.
transition in the composition of plant communities following disturbance
The change, through time, of plant communities on a site, usually following disturbance.
The natural changes over time where one community is replaced by another. ( Natural Heritage Charter)
The orderly process of community change; the sequence of communities which replace one another in a given area.
In a forest, a natural gradual development towards a stable state (climax)
the establishment, development, and maturation of forest communities under the influence of site factors and reaction of vegetation upon them; the progressive development of vegetation on the same site resulting from the successive replacement of one community by another of different growth form, e.g., moss, weed-grass meadow, hardwood thicket, poplar forest, spruce-fir forest.
Changes in the species composition of an ecosystem over time, often in a predictable order. In forests, it refers to the sequence of one community of plants gradually replacing another. Succession
the process of species replacing another group of species over time, such as when white spruce move into an old field and replace the grasses or alders growing there.
A process in which one habitat or community type changes into a different stage over time.
a naturally occurring, progressive replacement of plant species and vegetation types due to competitive differences and environmental development.
the replacement of one kind of a community with another.
the process of changes in an environment over time as one group of species alters the environment and because of that change is replaced by other species which are better suited to the new environment
the natural replacement of one plant (or animal) community by another over time in the absence of disturbance.
The natural sequence of plant community replacement beginning with bare ground and resulting in a final, stable community in which a climax forest is reached.
the natural sequence or evolution of plant communities where each stage is dependent on the preceding one, and on environmental and management factors. (Powter 1995)
The process by which one community gives way to another.
The sequential change in vegetation and the animals associated with it, either in response to an environmental change or induced by the intrinsic properties of the organisms themselves.
is a series of changes through which a plant community passes before reaching its maximum possible development
The progressive replacement of one ecological community by another until a relatively stable community occupies the area.
Replacement of populations in a habitat through a regular progression to a climax (mature) community; brought about by organisms that change the environment.
The progressive change in the composition of a community of organisms towards a largely stable climax.
The slow process of change from on...
The replacement of one community by another, developing toward a climax.
The sequence of change from one stage or community to another as the available competing organisms respond to the environment; the progressive replacement of plant communities on a site which leads to the potential natural and stable plant community.
The process by which a new category of people or type of land use gradually predominates in an area formerly dominated by another group or activity.
Changes in a community at a site following either habitat disturbance or colonization of a new substrate. In the North Country the preeminent disturbance is fire.