Ecological succession is the process of change in the species structure of an
ecological community over time. The time scale can be decades or even millions
Introduction. Succession is a directional non-seasonal cumulative change in the
types of plant species that occupy a given area through time. It involves the ...
This process is called plant succession or, more broadly, ecological succession,
because as the plants change so do the microorganisms and animals.
One of the earliest studies of plant succession was done by Dwight Billings in the
1930s (see 1938, Ecological Monographs 8: 437-499). In this investigation ...
Sep 1, 1998 ... LECTURE 34 - PLANT SUCCESSION. I. Plant succession - a series of
predictable changes over time in the kinds of plants growing in an area.
Noun, 1. ecological succession - (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of
change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one ...
Aug 1, 2009 ... Succession is a relatively predictable process of change that occurs in plant
communities and soils. It is an important concept when managing ...
The term "succession" was coined when ecologists assumed that one community
of plants gave way to another. Hence, communities succeeded one another.
Oct 5, 2012 ... Written by Brad Schultz, Extension Educator, Winnemucca, Nevada Plant
communities on rangelands typically are composed of a mixture of...
Ecological succession is the gradual process by which ecosystems change and
develop over time. Nothing remains the same and habitats are constantly ...