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ecological succession

succession (def 6). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The science of ecological succession tells us that such areas are important.
  • It went through a process of what's called ecological succession.
  • Oil may affect the outcomes of ecological succession through differential effects on marsh and mangrove species.
  • The effect on honey bee health of community composition and ecological succession of microbes in stored pollen.
  • Vegetation exists on these, invading slowly and producing an ecological succession if left to natural sequences.
  • Woody vegetation is periodically removed from the wetland periphery to impede ecological succession.
  • Higher deer densities occurred in areas where disturbance created early stages of ecological succession.
  • The gradual change in an ecosystem that occurs as communities slowly replace one another is known as ecological succession.
  • Students use knowledge of ecological principles, specifically ecological succession, and insect biology.
  • In the natural ecological succession of ponds it is in the final stages of filling in.

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