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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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In 1983-1984, the TS plot may have been successionally more advanced with lower light levels than the MLBS plot, because individual trees had a larger basal area and Acer pensylvanicum (a shade tolerant understory tree) was already more abundant in the TS plot than on the MLBS plot (Tables 1 and 2).
Sow dill in tubs or windowboxes outside in late spring and if you sow successionally through to June, you will be harvesting a fresh crop of leaves into August ?
Damage Keep direct sowing outdoors successionally, one batch in mid-May and another in early June, to extend the flowering season.
In this paper, we revisit the relative importance of resource competition and microenvironmental modification in a field study of the effects of early-successional colonizers on seedlings of two successionally dominant trees following fire in an Alaskan boreal forest.
Overall, it appeared that the natural substrata supported assemblages that were similar to but successionally older than those on the year-old settling plates.
In many plant communities, shade-tolerant oak species successionally replace pines or other shade-intolerant species; however, Kellman and Kading (1992) discovered that seedlings of white pine (Pinus strobus) and red pine (Pinus resinosa) were six times as common under oak canopies than in treeless areas on sand dunes near Lake Huron, Ontario.